HC Deb 05 March 1885 vol 295 cc223-4

Motion made, and Question proposed, That, Her Majesty having directed a Military Expedition of Her Native forces charged upon the Revenues of India to be despatched for service in the Soudan and Nubia, this House consents that the ordinary pay of such troops, as well as the ordinary charges of any vessels belonging to the Government of India that may be employed in the Expedition, which would have been charged upon the revenues of India if such troops or vessels had remained in that country or seas adjacent, shall continue to be so chargeable; Provided, that if it shall become necessary to replace the troops or vessels so withdrawn by other vessels or Native forces, the expense of raising, maintaining, and providing such vessels or forces shall be repaid out of any moneys which may he provided by Parliament for the purposes of the said Expedition."—(Mr. J. K. Cross.)

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Debate be now adjourned."—[Mr. J. K. Cross.)


said, he would like to put a quest ion on this subject to the hon. Gentleman the Under Secretary of State for India; but he would first like to know from the Chair whether, if he asked a question now, he should imperil his right to speak in the debate when it came on?


said, that by putting a question now the hon. Member would not be barred from taking part in the debate.


said, he only wished to know whether the hon. Gentleman could state when it was likely that the Motion could come on for discussion. It was understood that the Civil Service and Army Estimates would come on tomorrow. Was there any chance that the Motion now before the House would be brought on as first Order of the Day to-morrow?


said, he hoped the adjourned debate upon the Motion might be taken either as first or second Order of the Day on Monday.

Motion agreed to.

Debate adjourned till Monday next.