HC Deb 04 July 1890 vol 346 cc899-900

Order for Second Reading read.

*(12.5.) MR. E. STANHOPE

This is a Bill of great importance, to make certain that the position of Volunteers who have enlisted in the Reserves is legal. The object of the Bill is to enable us to use Reserve men training in the Volunteers in cases of emergency.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."


No doubt this is a valuable Bill, and, as an old Volunteer, I should be delighted to facilitate its progress at a reasonable hour. As, however, this is a Government Bill, it cannot be allowed to pass after 12 o'clock at night.

Objection being taken to Further Proceeding, the Debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed upon Monday next.