HC Deb 26 February 1891 vol 350 cc1797-8

Order read for going into Committee of Supply.

(11.50.) MR. W. H. SMITH

I hope the House will allow the first Vote to be taken to-night.


I am afraid I can hardly support that request of the right hon. Gentleman. I believe that on the previous occasion the Vote was under discussion for less than an hour, and, anxious as I am to assist in passing the Army Estimates, I do not think we are justified in hastily agreeing to a Vote involving an expenditure of £5,500,000.

Committee deferred till to-morrow.