§ MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can state how much extra taxation Ireland will have to contribute annually towards the New Army Scheme when put into operation.
§ * THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir M. HicKs BEACH,) Bristol, W.
As my right hon. friend the, Secretary for War stated, it is anticipated that by the time the increases of pay which he has proposed come into operation the Army Estimates will be relieved of a large portion at any rate of the charges now imposed on them for new guns, material, and stores, in accordance with. 583 the Report of the Committee presided over by Sir F. Mowatt. I do not think, therefore, that his scheme involves an increase which could be measured by taxation.