HC Deb 10 November 1964 vol 701 cc811-2
7. Mr. Ridsdale

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will reconsider the tax position of the Clacton Town Football Club, and the present

Mr. MacDermot

Yes, certainly, that is done.

Mr. Wingfield Digby

Will the hon. Gentleman say whether these salaries are based on Civil Service salaries or technical Civil Service salaries or whether they are specially negotiated?

Mr. MacDermot

The hon. Member will see that where there are salaries, they are set out in full in the table—

Mr. Digby

That does not answer my question.

Mr. MacDermot

—and that in one case there is no salary at all.

Mr. Fisher

In view of the fact that the economic advice hitherto tendered by, for instance, Dr. Kaldor to overseas Governments has usually resulted in a situation of near riots and almost of revolution—I am thinking particularly of British Guiana—is it wise in these circumstances to pay outside economists of foreign extraction to create chaos in Britain?

Mr. William Hamilton

Who is a racialist now?

Mr. MacDermot

Even if the premise of the hon. Member's question is true, I am sure that he would not want us to fall into the logical fallacy of post hoc, ergo propter hoc.

Following is the information:

tax demand that is being made over the running of a football pool.

Mr. Diamond

I am looking into this matter and will write to the hon. Member as soon as I can.