§ LORD GEORGE HAMILTON
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he intends to suspend, before the Easter holidays, the Debates upon the Clôture for the purpose of introducing the Budget for 1882–83; and, if so, upon what day?
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GLADSTONE)
The noble Lord is aware that it is the practice to have the Accounts made up on the 31st of March; and as the 1st of April is the Saturday before Passion week, that will make it an impossibility to propose the Budget before Easter. I will endeavour before Easter to give a convenient Notice of the day. There will be no adjournment of the Procedure Debate with a view to the Budget.