§ MR. MANSFIELD (Lincolnshire, Spalding)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer will he state whether he has been able to make inquiries as to the possibility of a reduction of expenditure upon the military and naval forces of this country; and, if so, can he state whether such expenditure will be affected by the proposed changes in the fiscal policy; and, if so, to what extent, or in what manner.
§ *THE CHANCELLOR OF THR EXCHEQUER (Mr. RITCHIE,) Croydon
I can assure the hon. Member that the possibility of reducing expenditure is always under my consideration, but in what way the proposed changes in fiscal policy affect the matter I do not quite see.