HC Deb 15 March 1877 vol 232 c1978

(1) £140,000 Army Supplementary Estimate.


explained that the object of the Vote was to provide a reserve of clothing for the Army. He found last Autumn that the markets were favourable, and he therefore thought it was desirable to take the opportunity of providing the Army with a reserve supply of clothing.


approved of the right hon. Gentleman's precaution, and urged that in order to render the measure a success, it was necessary to have a statement of the stocks on hand before the purchase and after the purchase to enable the House to verify the existence of a reserve stock in the present year, and the like precautions being taken in future years, so as to guard against the using up of reserves without being replaced.

Vote agreed to.