Statutory Expenditure Return).

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties. – in the House of Commons on 25th July 1922.

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Photo of Sir John Marriott Sir John Marriott , Oxford

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Return of Total Expenditure under certain Acts of Parliament is to be brought up to date for 1921; and, if so, when the Return will be presented to the House?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The Return is now ready for print, but as yet I cannot give the date on which it will be ready for presentation.

Photo of Sir John Marriott Sir John Marriott , Oxford

Has it been represented to my right hon. Friend that the existing form has given rise to a good deal of misrepresentation and exaggeration, and can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Return will be in exactly the same form as last year?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

Representations have not been made to me, but: I shall be glad to consider any suggestion which my hon. Friend may make.