§ MR. PELL
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he will afford to the House, before the Second Reading of the Customs and Inland Revenue Bill, information respecting the amount and distribution of Local Taxation in the shape of the Local Budget promised last Session, in order that an opportunity may be given for considering the relative increase of Local and Imperial taxes?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER,
in reply, said, he should have been very glad to have been enabled to bring forward the subject before now, but, unfortunately, the time had been taken up bya great pressure of business. The most convenient time to do so would probably be on the occasion of bringing in the Bill—which he hoped shortly to do—to authorize the raising of money to supply the Public Works Loan Commissioners with the sums they would require to make advances, and on that occasion he, or his right hon. Friend the President of the Local Government Board, would make a statement on the subject.