HC Deb 05 April 1867 vol 186 cc1175-6

said, in referring to the Notice that stood upon the Paper in his name, announcing his intention of calling the attention of the House to the necessity that exists for a reorganization of the War Office, in order that the efficiency and prompt action of all the subordinate departments may be increased, and to move for a Select Committee to inquire into the best means of accomplishing that object, he had to state that when he put that notice upon the paper some days ago, he was ignorant that the right hon. Member for Inverness had a previous Motion upon the same subject upon the paper. Having since been informed of that fact, he begged to withdraw the notice that stood upon the paper in his name.