HC Deb 29 March 1956 vol 550 cc2324-5
7. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what further cuts he requested in capital expenditure when he met the heads of State-owned industries last Thursday.

Sir E. Boyle

The purpose of my right hon. Friend's meeting was to have a general discussion on the economic situation. The question of further cuts in capital expenditure did not arise.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

If, as in the case of recent widespread criticism, the proposed expenditure by the British Transport Commission on dining-cars and special coaches for very important personages shows that excessive capital expenditure is being embarked on, is not that a matter of interest to his right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer?

Sir E. Boyle

That rather vulgar supplementary question does not arise out of the Question on the Order Paper.