HC Deb 14 December 1888 vol 332 cc239-40

asked if the First Lord of the Treasury, taking into consideration the important evidence given before the Committee on the Army and Navy Estimates, would now state, for the information of the House, that he would, at the earliest possible opportunity next Session, bring forward the Army Estimates, so that they might have full discussion on all the important points mentioned in the Committee's Report.

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

I have no hesitation whatever in repeating the assurance which I have given to the House frequently during the last few days, that it is the deliberate intention of the Government to proceed at the earliest possible moment, in the next Session, with Supply, and that we hope to devote two Sittings a week to it regularly.