HC Deb 22 November 1956 vol 560 cc95-6W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that, arising from the closing of the Suez Canal, Britain's exports and imports will rise in price; that this will cause a rise in the cost of living; and what action he proposes to take to prevent an increase in the inflationary spiral.

expenditure, the circumstances are not at present favourable to local authorities providing additional financial assistance to museums and galleries on any large scale.