§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR (City of London)
Can the Leader of the House give any information as to the business for to-morrow?
§ SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
said that on Thursday it was proposed to take the Army Estimates, Votes A and 1, and, if they were obtained, to take afterwards the Navy Estimates. The 12 o'clock rule must be suspended on Thursday for a very innocent purpose—namely, to obtain the necessary resolution in Ways and Means. This was only a formal matter, but if taken before 12 o'clock it would vitiate the character of 1266 the day as one of the allotted days for Supply.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN (Worcestershire, E.)
Is the right hon. Gentleman in a position to say when the Budget statement is likely to be made.