Sir F. HALL
asked the Chancellor of t he Exchequer what is the estimated loss of revenue for the current financial year due to the abolition of duties on foreign goods, and including the reduction of duties on German goods; what is the estimated expenditure that will be entailed by the increase in unemployment benefit and other social legislation already introduced by the Government; and to what extent it is expected that the adverse balance will be met by additional revenue arising from improved export trade?
In answer to the first and third parts of the question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the Financial Statement, 1924–25, House of Commons Paper 60, Tables X and XII. As regards the second part, the particulars are fully set out in the White Papers, explaining the respective Financial Resolutions on which the legislation referred to has been introduced.