§ Mr. KING
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made inquiries regarding the proposal now being considered in the German Empire for a tax upon ecclesiastical endowments; and whether, with the object of restoring to the nation some part of the ancient national property now enjoyed by a few, he will propose similar taxation in his forthcoming Budget?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
The answer to the first part of my hon. Friend's question is in the negative. As regards his concluding suggestion, I cannot anticipate my Budget Statement.