HC Deb 23 July 1913 vol 55 c2053W

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Solicitor-General for Scotland, speaking at Skelmorlic on 18th December, 1912, in the name of the Government, said they would never rest until the whole of the ten millions of taxes which still affected the food of the people had been entirely removed and we had a free breakfast table; and whether this is now the policy of the Government?


I understand that in the speech referred to, which was made nearly two years ago, the Solicitor-General for Scotland expressed a wish, and did not purport to announce the intentions of the Government. As regards the latter part of the question, I must refer my hon. Friend to the speech which I made in the House on the 11th June last.