§ 39. Mr. W. Hamilton
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a further statement on progress made towards the establishment of a national incomes policy; and to what extent this policy covers all types of income including dividends and profits.
§ Mr. Maudling
I cannot usefully add to the replies which were given to the hon. Gentleman and to the hon. Members for Bolton, West (Mr. Holt), Huddersfield, West (Mr. Wade) and Orpington (Mr. Lubbock) on 14th January and to my hon. Friend the Member for Louth (Sir C. Osborne) on 11th February. We have made it clear on numerous occasions that profits and dividends must come within the scope of any incomes policy which is to be effective and generally acceptable.