§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
said, he wished to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether it is the intention of the Government to surrender into the Exchequer the balance of £526,104 remaining unissued from the Vote of Credit for the China War?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said in reply, that the time had not yet come when it would be desirable to make a surrender of that balance. It was not a cash balance, but a balance of credit, and it could not be surrendered at present because of certain claims which had not then been closed. He thought it better that no surrender should be made until they were able to announce the conclusion of all the questions in reference to the expenditure connected with the China War.