§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
I should prefer to answer that Question on Monday. I believe the hon. Member for Dundee (Mr. E. Jenkins) also intended to ask me a Question. I may, therefore, take this opportunity of saying that I propose to bring forward the Financial Statement—the Budget-on Thursday, the 3rd of April. I also wish to take the present opportunity of mentioning, in order to carry through the understanding which I spoke of last night as being necessary to complete our financial arrangements before the close of the year, that the House must meet tomorrow (Saturday) for the purpose of taking the Committee on the Consolidated Fund Bill, and the Report of the Committee on Ways and Means. It will be necessary, under the Committee of the Consolidated Fund Bill, to amend that Bill so as to incorporate the Vote of Ways and Means with the Supplementary Estimates passed last night. By meeting to-morrow, we shall be able to take the consideration of the Bill as amended on Monday; and on Tuesday we shall take the third reading, in order that the measure may go up to the House of Lords. I may remark that, by an accident or an oversight, one small Vote was overlooked last night in passing the Supplementary Estimates; and when we reach the time for you, Sir, leaving the Chair, my hon. Friend near me (Sir Henry Selwin-Ibbetson) will move that particular Vote.