The Financial System of the United Kingdom

The Financial System of the United Kingdom

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The Financial System of the United Kingdom

The Financial System of the United Kingdom

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This volume was prepared at the suggestion of the late Sir Edward Hamilton, who had in vain cherished during a lifetime in the Treasury the project of publishing a connected account of our financial procedure, which he believed to be much needed by members of Parliament, by Government Departments, and by the public at large. Want of leisure compelled him to defer the execution of his plan until his retirement from the service, when he hoped to treat the subject with greater freedom of comment and criticism than were permissible in an active official. But on his retirement his health was too broken for the task for which he was so exceptionally qualified.

In attempting to observe his wishes I have limited myself, so far as possible, to describing things as they are here and now, not as they have been, as they might be, or as they are in other countries.

All that is offered is a summary exposition of our financial system, its organisation, methods, and forms of procedure. So far as I am aware nothing is here stated which is not to be found in various official publications, the Statutes, the Standing Orders and Debates of Parliament, the Reports of Public Accounts Committees . . .

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