20 NOVEMBER 1920, Page 3

The House, which had shown itself very unfavourable to the

Bill, adopted an amendment, moved by Sir Frederick Banbury, depriving municipalities of State grants for housing their employees. Dr. Addison repudiated once more the charge— which, we fear, is only too well founded—that his department was responsible 'for large additions to the rates as well as to the taxes. He explained that he would sacrifice at least thirteen clauses of the Bill. Whether the sacrifice will be sufficient, the Select Committee must now decide. It is most encouraging to find that the House has at last revolted against the Ministerial schemes for spending money. Rigid economy must be the watchword for years to come.