§ MR. ELLIS (Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will cause to be issued a similar memorandum respecting the progress of population, revenue and expenditure, to that contained in Parliamentary Paper, No. 163, of Session 1896, bringing the figures down to 31st March, 1907, and excluding, if needs be, the figures for the years of war taxation 1164 and expenditure, which, to a certain extent, vitiate comparisons.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
The Memorandum to which my lion, friend refers contains a great mass of detail, much of which would not now probably have any very great general interest, but I will consider whether a simpler statement can be prepared embracing the more important points, and bringing the information down to the present time.