Revenue, 1919–20.

Part of Orders of the Day — Finance. – in the House of Commons on 29th October 1919.

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The second observation that I wish to make is this. I hear in some quarters that the situation disclosed in these Papers is worse than the public anticipated. I can only say that if that is so it is because the public paid insufficient attention to the warnings which I have addressed to the House. So far as I am concerned the position, though less good than I had expected at the time of the Budget statement, is distinctly better than I feared when I spoke to the House in August, and it is better in four ways.