HC Deb 05 April 1878 vol 239 cc668-9

asked, in order to clear away any misapprehensions that might exist in the minds of hon. Members, Whether, from the fact of having agreed to the Budget Resolutions relating to the Income Tax and the duty on Tobacco, the House was precluded from discussing, in Committee of Ways and Means on the remaining Resolutions, the general scope of the financial proposals of the Government, including those which, for the purposes of convenience in reference to the fiscal arrangements of the Government, had been agreed to?


in reply, said, there would hereafter be ample opportunity for the discussion and review of what had been already done, in Committee of the Whole House, in reference to the Budget Resolutions. It would be most unreasonable if such were not the case, in view of the fact that the Committee had agreed to two of the Resolutions on grounds connected with the fiscal exigences of the case. He should like to know when it would be convenient for right hon. and hon. Gentlemen opposite to inform him as to when they would like to take the discussion?


said, he believed it would be convenient to those hon. Members with whom he had communicated, if the discussion was taken in Committee of Ways and Means on the first convenient day after the close of the debate on the Royal Message, to commence on Monday next.

In reply to Mr. MUNDELLA,


said, that he did not know how soon the Budget figures would be ready, as they had been out of his hands for some time.