52. Captain TERRELL
asked the Prime Minister whether, before the House adjourns, some accurate résumdé can be made on behalf of the Government of the actual position of national finance, more especially as to the realisation of Budget hopes and expectations?
While it is too early yet to speak with confidence, I do not anticipate any very material variation from the Budget Estimate of a balance of £234,000,000 over expenditure.
§ Mr. BILLING
Will opportunity be taken in the economy Debate on Thursday to address the House on the position of finance so as to make people wiser, and in the event of the Government not suc- 1910 ceeding in obtaining the Vote on that day, may we look to them to go to the country?
I do not know whether I can make anyone wiser by my speech in the Debate, but I will endeavour to give them information.