HC Deb 13 March 1871 vol 204 c1875

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether there is any sum of money provided in the Army Estimates for the contingency of the Abolition of Purchase (in the event of the Army Regulation Bill passing into Law); if so, what the amount of that sum is estimated at for the current Military year; and, if not, whether the passing of this Bill will necessitate a further Supplementary Vote of Money?


Sir, there is no such sum in the present Estimates. When the Army Regulation Bill shall have passed it will be necessary to lay an Estimate on the Table for such portion of the sum estimated by the actuaries as may be necessary to provide for the portion of the year still unexpired after the appointed day. The sum for the whole first year is estimated at £1,060,058, and the sum actually required will be the proportionate part of that amount.