HC Deb 11 December 1912 vol 45 cc455-6
70. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there is any precedent for a delay of five months between the passing of Resolutions in the Committee of Ways and Means and the Royal Assent in respect of the duties on tea and Income Tax in 1910, and a delay of seven months in the like case in 1911; and whether it is the intention of the Government to follow in future the earlier and better precedent of a delay generally of two, and in no case of more than four, months, which obtained before he occupied the post of the Chancellor of the Exchequer?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)

Yes. Sir, in 1909, when my Budget was thrown out. The future intentions of the Government will be explained when the proper time comes.