HC Deb 20 February 1885 vol 294 cc929-30

Message from Her Majesty brought up, and read by Mr. Speaker (all the Members being uncovered), as follows:—


The present state of public affairs in the Soudan, and the necessity in connection therewith of taking steps for the defence of Egypt and for the protection of the interests of the Empire, having constituted in the opinion of Her Majesty a case of great emergency within the meaning of the Acts of Parliament in that behalf, Her Majesty deems it proper to provide additional means for the Military Service: and, therefore, in pursuance of these Acts, Her Majesty has thought it right to communicate to the Mouse of Commons that Her Majesty has by Proclamation directed that certain persons who would otherwise be entitled, in pur- suance of the terms of their enlistment, to be transferred to the Reserve, shall continue in Army Ser vice for such period, not exceeding the period for which they might be required to serve if they were transferred to the Reserve and called out for permanent service, as to Her Majesty may seem expedient.


Ordered, That Her Majesty's Most Gracious Message be taken into Consideration upon Monday 2nd March.

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