§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether, before he makes his Financial Statement, he will cause to be distributed to Members a "Statement of Income and Expenditure as laid before the House," similar to that in Return 0.60 of last Session; and, whether he will be able to include in it a statement of the Exchequer Issues for 1883–4, as well as of the payments into the Exchequer for the same year?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. CHILDERS)
I have to say that before making my Financial Statement I will distribute a Paper for the use of Members during my speech giving all the necessary figures as to 1882–3 and 1883–4 which may have been already published. I cannot, however, include in that Paper any figures not yet published, which will be, for the first time, given in my Financial Statement. The Exchequer issues will be only known from my speech; but the payments into the Exchequer will have been published on the 1st of April. If the hon. Member has any suggestion to make as to this 885 Paper, perhaps he will speak to my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury.