HC Deb 25 April 1904 vol 133 c1058
MR. JOHN ELLIS (Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe)

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will cause to be laid upon the Table a similar Memorandum respecting the progress of population, revenue, and expenditure to that of No. 163 of 1896, bringing the figures up to date, excluding, if needs be, the years in which the figures were complicated by the expenditure for the South African War.


The Memorandum to which the hon. Member refers is a very elaborate one, and involves much labour in its preparation. It deals with decennial periods, and I think the next issue had better be deferred until the completion of another decennial period in 1906.