HC Deb 23 May 1890 vol 344 cc1747-8

Order for Second Reading read.

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

In moving the Second Reading of this Bill I would only remark that the sooner it is passed the sooner will it be possible to remedy the insanitary condition of certain barracks.

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


This Bill is one that is brought in at a late hour, and I have to state that certain military gentlemen with whom I am acquainted have asked me to give attention to the matter, and have furnished me with certain details. The reason why I now object to proceeding with the measure is that I think it ought to be taken at a time when it can be discussed. I hope, therefore, that instead of trying to push it through at this juncture it will be put down for the first day of the reassembling of the House, when we may have a full opportunity of considering its details.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed for Monday 2nd June.