HC Deb 18 July 1889 vol 338 cc712-3

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether there are yet any Supplemental Estimates to be presented this Session; when they may be expected; and whether sufficient time will be given for their consideration before the House is asked to vote them; why the Estimates for compensation to men accused of the Edlingham burglary, which was understood to have been paid last year, has not yet been presented; whether there will be an Estimate for sums required for special works in Ireland, or how money is to be raised for that purpose; whether the House has heard the amount of demands in aid of Cyprus; and, whether it is true that the Government have agreed to pay three-fourths of the subsidy for a line of steamers between the Canadian Dominion and Japan and China; and, if so, when that will be presented for sanction?


There are a few Supplemental Estimates which it will be necessary to present this Session. The details of one or two of them are not yet finally settled; but they will be presented in sufficient time to give hon. Members a full opportunity of considering them. The payment made in respect of the Edlingham burglary will be included in the Vote for repayments to the Civil Contingencies Fund, which will form one of the Supplemental Estimates. I have not heard of any Supplemental Estimates that will be required for special works in Ireland, or as an addition to the grant in aid for Cyprus. The Government has agreed to the payment of three-fourths of a subsidy to the Canadian Pacific Railway for a service to China and Japan viâ Vancouver. The Treasury Minute respecting the contract, and the contract itself, will be laid on the Table either to-night or tomorrow.