In rising to ask leave to withdraw the Clause, I should like to thank my hon. Friend for the trouble that he has taken in explaining in some detail the circumstances in which it is felt the Government must advise the House on this occasion to reject the Clause. Although, not unnaturally, I am disappointed at the decision, I should like to thank my hon. Friend particularly for saying that the Chancellor of the Exchequer will take the trouble to read and consider the arguments that I endeavoured to put before the House, and I hope that consideration of those arguments may, perhaps, lead him to consider the matter when framing his Budget for next year. Having said that, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Motion.