FRANCE: La Semaine du Parlement

As the week opened, Finance Minister Peret commenced to juggle in earnest with the incredibly complicated fiscal problems bequeathed to him by Premier Briand's last two Finance Ministers, MM. Loucheur and Doumer (TIME, Dec. 7 et seq.). From the additional taxes voted during the Dou-mer régime, M. Péret figured that he might derive 1,600,000,000 francs. He estimated that by still further drastic governmental economies he could save 500,000,000 francs. There remained a deficit variously estimated at between 3 and 4 billion francs. To meet it, M. Péret proposed to the Chamber Finance...

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