§ Mr. CHARLETON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the statutory amounts payable to the Sinking Fund in the years 1925–26 and 1926–27, together with the amounts actually paid, less Budget deficits involving additions to the National Debt?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The statutory amount paid to the Sinking Fund in the year 1925–26 was £50,000,000 and the Budget deficit due to the Coal Subsidy was £14,038,120. The statutory amount for 1926–27 was £60,000,000 and the Budget deficit due to the General Strike and coal stoppage was £36,693,794.