HC Deb 22 April 1909 vol 3 cc1674-5

I wish to ask the Prime Minister a question of which I have given him private notice. Is he aware that the Lord Advocate is to address a meeting at Edinburgh on the subject of the taxation of land values and the Budget, and whether the views to be enunciated in that address by the hon. and learned Gentleman are to be accepted as expressing the views of His Majesty's Government?


I understand the tickets for the meeting which the hon. Gentleman refers to were brought under the Lord Advocate's notice this morning for the first time. No doubt they were issued at a time when it was anticipated that the meeting would be held subsequently to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's statement. It is not, I am informed, the intention of the Lord Advocate to make any allusion to the Budget proposals in his speech to-morrow.