Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th April 1968.

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Photo of Mr Michael Foot Mr Michael Foot , Ebbw Vale 12:00 am, 24th April 1968

As the right hon. Gentleman is obviously an expert on the subject, would he say whether or not Britain is a creditor nation? I claimed, on all the figures presented to us, that if a final balance were made we would be a creditor nation. If the right hon. Gentleman has figures to disprove my argument he should present them—otherwise he should not make grave charges which could be extremely damaging and which, I suggest, do not bear any relation to the facts.