§ MR. CHARLES McARTHUR (Liverpool, Exchange)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, having regard to the disorganisation of the tobacco trade and almost complete cessation of dealings in stripped tobacco, as shown by monthly circulars, by reason of proposed fiscal changes, he can expedite the resumption of the debate on the Budget proposals affecting tobacco.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I am as well aware as my hon. friend of the inconveniences which have resulted from the postponement of the Budget. I hope to 805 take it on the first complete Parliamentary day on which we do not take the present stage of the Licensing Bill.