HC Deb 11 March 1859 vol 153 c34

said, that he wished to ask the Secretary of State for War the cause of the delay in laying before the House the Proceedings and Papers, or Data, relating to Sir Charles Trevelyan's Abolition of Army Purchase scheme, moved for on the 15th and 17th of February? There was also another question which he wished to ask, and that was, whether it be the fact that only 250 of the approved new rifled cannon are at present ordered or expected to be constructed within the current year; and, if so, whether this arrangement is adequate to the present wants of the army and navy; and whether it would be practicable to afford Sir William Armstrong greater proportional means of construction?


rose to reply, but—


intimated that it was against the rules of the House that any hon. Member should speak twice upon the Question of the adjournment of the House.