HC Deb 26 February 1885 vol 294 c1406

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, When the Estimates for the pay and allowances of 1,000 men, Officers, Seamen, and Marines for Service in Egypt, referred to in page 11 of the Navy Estimates, will be presented to the House, and why the sum required is not included in the Navy Estimates for the coming year; and, whether this additional Estimate will make provision for any other charges falling upon Navy funds for services in Egypt?


The pay and allowances for 1,000 men for Service in Egypt will be provided for in a special Vote which will be laid on the Table in a few days, at the same time as the similar Vote for the Army. It was thought desirable to confine these charges in Estimates to ordinary Naval Services, with the addition only of expenses connected with the Army of Occupation and the transport of the Force in Bechuanaland.