§ MR. CAUSTON (Southwark, W.)
inquired when the Van and Wheel Tax Bill would be in the hands of hon. Members, and when the second reading would be taken?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
said, he was not prepared to state the day when the second reading of the Bill would be taken, for that would depend on the progress of the Local Government Bill, with which it was connected. The hon. Member knew that it could not be taken at the same time as the Budget, as it was a proposal for the future relief of rates, and not a matter of Imperial finance. He hoped that the Bill would be in the hands of Members in two or three days; but he had purposely delayed it in order to consider many of the modifications in the tax that had been suggested by hon. Members.