HC Deb 03 August 1882 vol 273 c606

asked the Secretary of State for India, When the Indian Budget will be introduced, and whether the Government will grant facilities for the discussion of its details in Committee?


Sir, the Prime Minister proposes that the Indian Budget shall be brought on as soon as the Business of Supply and the Lords Amendments to the Arrears Bill shall have been disposed of, and we hope that that will be by the middle or the end of next week. I propose, before making my Statement on the Indian Budget, to lay upon the Table of the House Papers containing a considerable number of figures, which will enable the House to consider the Budget with greater facility than if no such figures were supplied. This course will also have the desirable effect of considerably curtailing my Statement. I presume it will be for the Committee to determine the extent of the discussion on the details of the Budget.