HC Deb 07 June 1877 vol 234 c1446

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in the absence of the First Lord of the Admiralty, on what day it would be possible to take the Navy Estimates again? No progress, he remarked, had yet been made with the Shipbuilding Votes, and the matter was of such urgent importance, especially looking to certain recent events on the Danube, that it was desirable for the House to discuss it before any great progress was made with the ships now in hand.


said, he could not fix a day for again bringing forward the Estimates referred to by the hon. Member. They could not be taken immediately, because it would be necessary to go on first with Committee of Supply on the Civil Service Estimates, in order to avoid the necessity of taking a Vote of Supply on account.