HC Deb 07 March 1895 vol 31 cc562-3
SIR C. W. DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Motion to first go into Committee on the Navy Votes for the coming financial year is likely to be made?

MR. A. B. FORWOOD (Lancashire, Ormskirk)

Would the right hon. Gentleman make such arrangements of the business of the House as will allow us to have a very full opportunity of discussing the Navy Votes with the Speaker in the Chair without the plea of urgent public circumstances being brought forward to shorten the discussion, as was done last year?


Will the right hon. Gentleman introduce the Bill with regard to the loan for works before we come to the general discussion of naval policy with the Speaker in the Chair?


The loans for works will depend on the decision of the House on the Estimates; I could not take the Bill for loans separately and before the Estimates. I am in considerable difficulty, but I am doing the best I can to make arrangements. Both the Secretary for War and the Secretary to the Admiralty are disabled, and I certainly recognise that we ought to give to the very important proposals of the Government with reference to the Navy the fullest opportunity of discussing this important matter. I should propose, subject to what I have said, to take the Army Estimates first. I must, however, ask leave to postpone the fixing of the date. I am not able to do so at present.