§ THE MARQUESS OF LANSDOWNE
My Lords, the noble Earl opposite has intimated to me that the two financial Bills now before the House of Commons—the War Loan (Redemption) Bill and the Treasury (Temporary Borrowing) Bill—will come up to this House for Second Reading on Monday next, and he desires, I understand, that those Bills should be passed through all their stages on that evening. I have told the noble Earl that, so far as I am concerned and so far as those who usually act with me are concerned, we shall interpose no difficulties in the way of that course. But I desire this evening to give notice that, on the motion for the Second Reading of the Treasury (Temporary Borrowing) Bill, I shall call attention to the delay of His Majesty's Government in laying before Parliament their proposals for raising the revenue necessary for the current year, and I shall ask for information as to the date when those proposals will be made known to this House.
§ THE LORD PRIVY SEAL AND SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (THE EARL OF CREWE)
My Lords, I am much obliged to the noble Marquess for agreeing on his own account, and on behalf of his friends, to give facilities for the passing of these two Bills, because their passage is urgently needed in order to carry on the ordinary business of the country. I am also obliged to the noble Marquess for giving me notice that he proposes to raise the question of policy with regard to one of the Bills on Monday next. We shall be prepared, I hope, to meet him on that.