HC Deb 20 February 1918 vol 103 cc739-40
53. Mr. ARNOLD

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state the average daily amount of the national expenditure during the four weeks ended 16th February last?


Taking the figures of Exchequer issues, the daily average expenditure (all heads) for the four weeks in question, was £6,384,000. This answer illustrates the disadvantage of taking the figures for a short period, as this low figure is due to special circumstances, and does not represent the real daily expenditure.