HC Deb 25 March 1892 vol 2 c1810
MR. WOODALL (Hanley)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can say what will be the estimated amount which will be expended in the year 1892–3 under the Imperial Defence Act and the Barracks Act respectively?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE,) Lincolnshire, Horncastle

I should be very glad to give the hon. Gentleman this information, but I dare say he will have noticed that my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in answer to a question the other evening, said he was anxious not to make any statement on finance just before presenting his annual Budget. I shall be glad to give the hon. Member the information privately, but I do not just now desire to make it public.