Former MP for Burton
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I had not intended to intervene in the debate, because this has been a very simple Budget and we had a very simple Finance Bill, but some of the arguments I have heard are so misrepresentative and so fallacious that I feel provoked to make one or two comments, although perhaps not at such great length as did the hon. Member for Islington, East (Mr. E. Fletcher). In the first place, the...
That may be so, but it does not affect what I am saying. The abolition of the taxes on petrol and entertainments proposed by the Opposition would give greater relief to the rich than does this reduction in Income Tax. Many hon. Members opposite have delightfully luxurious motor cars, they know the consumption of petrol involved and they can work the figures out for themselves. They have also...
The average holding—and this affects the tax position—is under £300, so that instead of trying to prejudice the issue by saying, "This company receives so much money and that company receives so much money." hon. Members opposite should say that in those companies the shareholder with the £300 holding—the average shareholder—will have 6d. less taken off his dividends and 6d. less...
Former MP for Burton
Entered the House of Commons on 26 September 1941 — unknown
Left the House of Commons on 6 May 1955 — General election
Also represented The Wrekin
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