HC Deb 17 February 1860 vol 156 c1230

said, apprehending that the House had not gathered from the Chancellor of the Exchequer the other evening to what period it was proposed to defer the payment of the £1,000,000 of Exchequer Bonds duo in the course of the next financial year, he would beg to ask the Secretary of the Treasury to state the period.


said, that the last precedent for the renewal of Exchequer bonds was that set by the right hon. Gentleman himself, when Chancellor of the Exchequer, in 1858, when £2,000,000 of Exchequer bonds were renewed for three and a half and four and a half years. It was probable that a somewhat similar period might be taken in this instance; but until the financial arrangements submitted to the House were further advanced, Government was not in a position to state the exact date. But sufficient notice of the date would be given before any Vote was proposed on the subject.

On Motion that the House at its rising do adjourn till Monday next,