Orders of the Day — Motion of Censure

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd August 1965.

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Photo of Mr Robert Maxwell Mr Robert Maxwell , Buckingham 12:00 am, 2nd August 1965

Does the hon. Member remember that when the right hon. Member for Barnet (Mr. Maudling) introduced his Finance Bill in 1964 he said that he would not hesitate to introduce additional measures should the balance of payments necessitate it? Why did he fail to do so, since we were running a balance of payments deficit of £1,000 million a year?