HC Deb 09 April 1897 vol 48 cc846-7

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether any final decision has now been come to by Her Majesty's Government with regard to the holding in the present year of those large manœuvres which they have declared to be important for the efficiency of the Army?


Considerable progress has been made with Army Measures in the present Session. The First Lord of the Treasury does not see his way at present to enabling us to proceed with the Manœuvres Bill, and therefore we must this year content ourselves with tactical exercises.