HC Deb 04 May 1908 vol 187 c1664

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer what is amount mount of the debt incurred in connection with the South African war still remaining unpaid; what annuity would be required to pay off that remaining debt, with interest, in fifteen years; what is the sum now annually devoted to the interest and reduction of debt, excluding annuities charged upon the estimates for works loans, over and above the sum so devoted before the war; and what is the annual yield of the war taxes still in existence.


The Prime Minister will deal with the subjects to which my hon. friend alludes in his Budget statement, and I do not propose to anticipate anything which he may have to say.