HC Deb 20 July 1944 vol 402 c363W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the sources from which the Government expect to meet the great increase in annual expenditure required by the programme of their commitments for social reform.

Sir J. Anderson

My hon. Friend's Question involves such issues as the future of the national income, the desirable level of taxation after the war and the yield of that taxation on the one side and the cost of State services, including our contribution to international security and existing and prospective commitments on the other. It is quite impossible to go into these matters in a reply to a question, but my hon. Friend can rest assured that they are constantly under the Government's consideration.