22 MAY 1926, Page 2

On Monday Mr. Churchill pleasantly surprised the: House of Commons

by saying that the net cost of -the- strike to the State was only £750,000. ' He did not propose any additional taxation. On Tuesday he again surprised ,the House by saying that the net cost of the Government newspaper, the British Gazette, would' probably not be more than £10,000. We must add here that when the British Gazette disappeared the Morning Post began to be published again, but its price is now a penny.