HC Deb 16 December 1952 vol 509 c163W
94. Mr. Jay

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why, in view of the forecast in the financial statement of 11th March. 1952, that the Budget surplus above the line this year would substantially exceed that of 1951–52, the deficit above the line to date is £300 million greater than at the same time a year ago; and whether he is satisfied that his original estimate will still be realised.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I have at present nothing to add to what I said on these matters during the debate on the Address.