HC Deb 08 March 1887 vol 311 cc1585-6
SIR HENRY TYLER (Great Yarmouth)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he has considered the question of dividing the Army Estimates into two portions, with a view of specifying in one portion the annual requirements for the maintenance of Her Majesty's Forces during the year, and in the other portion the expenditure on works of a permanent character, such as barracks and fortifications; and, whether he will be able to take any step in the direction of such a division in introducing the regular Estimates for the present year?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

The Memorandum on the Army Estimates, which will be in the hands of Members immediately, does distinguish between different branches of expenditure, somewhat on the lines suggested by my hon. Friend.