§ In reply to Sir UGHTRED KAY-SHUTTLE-WORTH (Lancashire, Clitheroe),
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
said, immediately Supply was concluded, the Local Government Bill and the Budget would be introduced.
§ MR. CHILDERS (Edinburgh, S.)
said, the right hon. Gentleman gave a reply from which two deductions might be made. He said that when the Votes in Supply had been gone through, the Local Government Bill and the Budget would be introduced. Did the right hon. Gentleman mean that the Budget would be taken before Easter?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
said, he had good reason to hope that it would be possible for the Government to bring forward the Budget before Easter; but, in the absence of his right hon. Friend the Chancellor 190 of the Exchequer, he could not say on what day it would be introduced.