National Service (Amendment) [Money]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st December 1948.

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Photo of Mr Leslie Solley Mr Leslie Solley , Thurrock 12:00 am, 1st December 1948

Before we pass this Motion I should like to ask what will be the additional burden on the taxpayer as a result of the National Service (Amendment) Bill becoming law? I do so because it seems to me that even a small increase in taxation at present, having regard to the very serious economic crisis which the country is facing, and will increasingly have to face, may have a disastrous effect on the living standards of our people. I would also like my right hon. Friend to tell us not merely what will be the direct cost of this Measure, but what the indirect cost will be——