§ MR. FIELD
To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the expediency of broadening the basis of taxation for the next Budget, he will consider the advisability of imposing a stamp tax upon all time bargains in fictitious products, shares, and warrants which are not to be delivered, in order to check and control such gambling in options and futures, seeing that bona fide contracts are taxed and gambling Stock Exchange operations are left free and uncontrolled.
(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) I can assure my hon. friend that my consideration will be given to this, as to all other modes of raising such revenue, as the circumstances of next year may require.