said, he wished to inquire whether the Army Estimates exceeded those of the preceding ones by upwards of £1,000,000, and if so whether the Government would have any objection to lay on the Table the correspondence which had taken place on the subject between the Treasury and the War Department?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, that in the absence of his right hon. and gallant Friend the Secretary of State for War (General Peel), he could not give a complete answer to the hon. Gentleman's Question. It should, however, be answered on the following evening. In the meantime, he might observe that the excess was not in the year expiring, but in the previous year, with which the present Government had nothing to do.