HC Deb 06 February 1856 vol 140 c263

Upon the Report of the Committee of Supply being brought up,


said, he wished to ask the hon. Gentleman the Secretary to the Treasury if it was the intention of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make any financial exposition of the state of the country, with reference not to what was to come, but what was past, before the House entered on the Estimates? There were certain points on which the House required information, such as the application of the Vote of Credit, the extent to which the Bill authorising the issue of £7,000,000 of Exchequer Bonds and Bills had been acted on, and other points.


said, he was glad to say that the financial position of the country was such that he did not think it would be necessary for his right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer to make any statement before the Votes of Supply were taken. The various points alluded to would naturally come under discussion when the financial year was concluded. In the mean time, there was no occasion to bring the matter before the House; therefore the Votes would be taken as usual at the commencement of the Session.

Report agreed to.

The House adjourned at a quarter before Three o'clock.