§ 50. Captain BAGLEY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what amounts have been expended during the current financial year on the railways, coal, and bread subsidies; and what the respective totals are likely to be for the whole financial year?
|—||Expenditure to date.||Revised Estimate 1919–20.|
|Railway Agreements Vote.||£ 45,600,000||From £50,000,000 to £53,000,000|
|Coal Deficiency Vote||22,631,000||£32,200,000|
|Bread Subsidy Vote||49,400,000||£56,500,000|
§ It should be added that it is estimated that, should the Coal Emergency Bill now before Parliament become law, about £20,000,000 of the expenditure incurred from the Coal Deficiency Vote will be recovered. A good deal of it would have been recovered if the measure of last Session had been passed.
I have to deal with a great many figures, and I cannot undertake to carry them all in my head. I think it is one—well, I think I had better not say.