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asked whether, in view of the burdens laid on the agricultural and other great industries of this country, he will give his especial attention to the source of revenue that awaits him owing to recent developments in the rubber or oil markets?


If the hon. and gallant Member wishes to suggest that I should have "a flutter" with public funds in the rubber or oil markets, I am afraid I must decline. As a method of obtaining revenue, I should regard speculation in rubber and oil as in the same category as Tariff Reform.