MR GIBSON BOWLES
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury has the Treasury during the current financial year refused to give Treasury sanction, when such sanction was applied for by the departments concerned, to extra expenditure which such departments desired to make in respect of the provision of transport, of the purchase of transport animals or transport material, or in respect of the purchase of provisions, arms, ammunition, clothing, or equipment to meet the emergency created by the situation of affairs in South Africa; if so, can he say, roughly, in respect of how many millions of pounds worth of proposed expenditure Treasury sanction was refused, and generally in respect of what kind of expenditure, and at what dates.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
My right hon. friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has already answered this question, and I have no hesitation in repeating that answer.* It is in the negative. I think it is not very expedient that we should in this House, by way of question and answer, or otherwise, discuss the relations between the various offices of the Government.