HC Deb 11 November 1912 vol 43 c1725
46. Mr. KING

asked the Prime Minister whether he has considered the steadily increasing influx of gold into this country and the progressive issue of gold coinage from the Royal Mint, from fourteen millions in 1909, to twenty-four millions in 1910 and thirty-three millions in 1911, since the Budget of 1909 was introduced; and whether, in view of the increase of this country's cash and credit since the new financial methods were inaugurated, he can include in the policy of the Government a further development of the principles of the Budget in order to strengthen still further the resources of this country?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)

I am aware that the figures quoted by my hon. Friend are quite accurate, and indicate general prosperity. I will bear in mind the suggestion contained in the last part of the question.

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