HC Deb 04 April 1921 vol 140 cc23-4
24. Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to introduce the Budget?

49. Mr. HOLMES

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the date on which the Budget Statement will be made?

Lieut.-Commander YOUNG

My right hon. Friend is unable to fix a date for the opening of the Budget until he has been able to communicate with his successor in the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer and ascertain his wishes.


In view of the fact that the new Chancellor of the Exchequer is entirely new to financial business, will the Government postpone the Budget, say, for six months to give him an opportunity of learning it?

Lieut.-Commander YOUNG

I will convey that idea to my right hon. Friend.