Dividends (Distribution).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 11th June 1942.

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Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

For various reasons, I do not think it serves any useful purpose to draw the comparison in the first part of my hon. Friend's Question, and I could not support any policy which would involve, in the normal case, the distribution of dividends in excess of the pre-war level. I would at the same time remind my hon. Friend that the cost of living is not continually rising. The index has been practically stable for about 18 months.