§ 69. Mr. MABANE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of the fact that Supplementary Estimates already presented exceed the provision for Supplementary Estimates in his Financial Statement by several million pounds, whether he has reason to suppose that more Supplementary Estimates are to be expected during the current financial year; at what figure he now estimates the prospective deficit in the current financial year; and whether he proposes to meet the deficit by short-term borrowing, by long-term borrowing, or by the provision of additional revenue by additional taxation?
It is too early to express any confident opinion on the points raised in the first two parts of the question. Accordingly the third part of the question does not at present arise.