Orders of the Day — Excess Profits Duty.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 28th April 1920.

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Photo of Mr Jack Lawson Mr Jack Lawson , Chester-le-Street

In view of the challenges which have been thrown out to the Labour party, I wish to say that I am speaking for the party as a whole. The Mover of this Amendment made a statement towards the end of his speech which will be marked, noted and underlined by the workers of this country. He threatened the Labour party that, if they went into the Lobby against his Amendment, the section which he represented would in their turn see, and he would see to the best of his ability, that the incidence of the Excess Profits Duty would ultimately be placed upon the workers.