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The second War Budget introduced by Mr. Lloyd George, who foreshadows a possible expenditure of £1,132,654,000, but announces no further new taxation. A report of Field-Marshal Sir John French on the use by the Germans of asphyxiating gases is issued officially. He mentions the enemy’s long and methodical preparations on a large scale for the discharge of gas, and he adds:- “I am of opinion that the enemy has definitely decided to use these gases as a normal procedure, and that protests will be useless.”