§ 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?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
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.