§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will give a Return setting forth the total expenditure of the Treasury in each year for the past twenty years, showing under sub-heads the totals each year under the different Departments of the public service.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY (Mr. VICTOR CAVENDISH,.) Derbyshire, W.
Perhaps the lion-Gentleman will allow me to answer this Question. The total amount of the Exchequer issues, showing the services to which they are allocated, are given in the Finance Accounts published every year about the end of June. These volumes are available for reference, and will, I think, give the hon. Member all the information he requires.
§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
My object in putting the Question was to get the information in a handy form for reference.
§ MR. VICTOR CAVENDISH
I think the hon. Member, if he refers to the Army and Navy Estimates, will get the information he requires from some Returns which have already been issued this year.