Budget Proposals and Economic Situation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th April 1957.

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Photo of Sir John Hall Sir John Hall , Wycombe 12:00 am, 11th April 1957

The hon. Member for Itchen (Dr. King) finished his speech by suggesting that this Budget, and especially that part of it which deals with relief to Surtax payers, may not be altogether unconnected with the next Election. It has been said that there are some 300,000 Surtax payers, and as some of those Surtax payers happen to be on the other side of the Committee we are not likely to get any votes from them. I do not think we are likely to get much electoral advantage out of the Budget.