§ MR. DISRAELI
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.
§ MR. LAING
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,