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Statistics, England And Scotland

Volume 446: debated on Tuesday 27 January 1948

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51 and 52.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will re-institute the practice of publishing Revenue and Expenditure Returns for Scotland and England, respectively;

(2) if he will consider the issue at early date of a national balance sheet of industry and trade, setting out clearly the contributions and receipts of Scotland and England, respectively.

On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker. I do not know whether it is possible for you not to give that permission. The two Questions are entirely separate and require separate answers.

Perhaps, if the hon. and gallant Gentleman will wait until he hears the answer, he will learn that it answers both the Questions. The answer is: I would ask the hon. and gallant Member to await a statement about Scottish affairs which is about to be made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.