HC Deb 19 October 1920 vol 133 cc796-7W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, since the House adjourned for the holidays, any unexpected expenditure has been incurred to vary his Budget Estimates as last presented; and whether the latest returns bear out his anticipations of revenue?


I do not think that there was anything in the situation before the coal strike to require the presentation of a revised financial statement. The strike changes the whole position, but at the same time makes it impossible to offer any revised forecast at the present time.