HC Deb 29 November 1917 vol 99 c2232W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that speculation as to the financial stability of the country has been provoked by the statement made in the presence of the Prime Minister by Lord Leverhulme to the effect that the achievement of the Allies war aims would possibly raise the National Debt to £10,000,000,000, and that after the War revenue to the extent of £1,000,000,000 per annum might have to be provided; and whether this statement was made after consultation with the Prime Minister and had his consent?


The answer to both parts of the question is in the negative.