§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar)
Will the First Lord of the Treasury inform us whether the Budget proposals will be taken on Thursday; and, if not, on what date?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I think it is extremely doubtful. I understood that the Chancellor of the Exchequer would arrive from Ireland this afternoon. As soon as he comes I will confer with him, and I hope to be able to make an announcement on the subject before the House rises at seven o'clock.