HC Deb 05 April 1887 vol 313 c511
MR. DIXON-HARTLAND (Middlesex, Uxbridge)

I should like to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he can inform the House when the Budget is likely to be introduced? Perhaps I may be allowed to add that very great inconvenience is being caused in all commercial quarters owing to the delay in this matter.

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

I greatly regret the delay which has arisen in the production of the Budget. We are extremely anxious that it should be introduced, and I think I have already stated that as soon as we have obtained the second reading- of the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, my right hon. Friend will explain the Budget.