HC Deb 26 July 1869 vol 198 cc684-5

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, If the Government have decided upon taking any, and if any, what steps for adopting an authorized organization for extending the system of military labour to military works to all stations of Her Majesty's Army; if he has any objection, in framing the Estimates for the ensuing year, to have a side-note attached to each item under Vote 14, to show whether the work is to be undertaken by military or civilian labour; and, if he has any objection, under Vote 14, to show by a foot-note what is the actual military superintendence required, in addition to the civilian superintendence at present inserted in the Estimates?


said, in reply, that he was anxious to extend the system of military labour as far as possible, and he was in communication with the Field Marshal Commanding-in-Chief with reference to the necessary details. He could only say that next year he would endeavour to give as much information as possible in the shape of foot-notes to the Estimates.