The Treasury Press Office has since confirmed the Budget statement will be made at 3.30pm** on 22nd June.
I don't remember the last time we were given anything like 5 weeks notice of a Budget date - let alone an 'emergency' one!
** [edited 14 June 2010] MPs are to be asked to agree to an earlier sitting of the House of Commons next Tuesday, so the Budget can be held at the earlier time of 12.30 hrs.
Leader of the Commons Sir George Young has put down a motion that the day's business begins three hours early for a Tuesday, at 11.30 hrs.
This would mean that after an hour of ministerial questions Chancellor George Osborne would deliver his first Budget.
Mr Osborne had been expected to start speaking at 15.30 hrs.