HC Deb 04 March 1938 vol 332 c1414W
Mr. Ede

asked the Prime Minister whether the years mentioned in paragraph 16 of the White Paper on Defence are those ended 31st March or commenced 1st April in each case; and what is the last day in the year mentioned in the third line of paragraph 35?

The Prime Minister

As stated in the footnote to paragraph 16, the years in that paragraph are financial years; thus the year 1937 is the year from 1st April, 1937, to 31st March, 1938. The year mentioned in paragraph 35 is the calendar year 1938.