§ MR. MCKENNA (Monmouthshire, N.)
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can give under the customary headings the actual expenditure for the year ending 31st March, 1904.
(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) It is not clear what the hon. Member means by "actual expenditure under the customary headings." "Actual expenditure" is generally held to be the same as audited expenditure, the figures for which will not be available until the Appropria- 1466 tion Accounts are published next spring. The amounts issued from the Exchequer to meet expenditure for last year have been given in the Budget Statement under the main heads, and the amounts so issued to the various Civil Departments are given in the Annual Finance Accounts, which are being delivered to-day.