HC Deb 09 July 1863 vol 172 cc440-1

said, he wished to know, Whether it would be more convenient to the Government that he should bring forward his Amendment with regard to the Spithead Forts in Committee or on any other stage of the Fortifications Bill?


I should think, Sir, that the Committee on the Bill would be the most regular stage for the Amendment. The hon. Member can then move to strike out from the Schedule the forts to which he objects. I would beg leave to state to the House that we propose to take Supply at the morning sitting to-morrow, and to express a hope that hon. Gentlemen who have Motions to make on going into Committee will postpone them till the evening. Whatever progress we may make in Supply to-morrow, at least the Packet Service Vote will not be taken till next week, and hon. Members will have plenty of opportunities of bringing forward their Motions on the subject.