Orders of the Day — Budget Proposals and Economic Situation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th April 1959.

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Photo of Mr John Cronin Mr John Cronin , Loughborough 12:00 am, 9th April 1959

Will the right hon. Gentleman clear up one important point? He has given us to understand that exports are more satisfactory for us when home demand is restrained and that industry works more efficiently when there is surplus capacity and old plant is used. Does that mean that he is opposed to his right hon. Friend's Budget? If not, what is the difference in circumstances between now and a year ago?