HC Deb 31 July 1897 vol 52 c4

As amended by the Standing Committee, considered.


said that he was entirely opposed to the policy of this Measure, but that he should defer stating his objections to it until it came on for Third Reading. He desired, however, to refer to a statement he had, made the other night as to the conduct of a young officer in connection with the subject. On reading the report of his speech the next morning in The Times, he thought that his language had been far too strong, and, as he should not enjoy his holiday if he felt that he had given, needless cause of offence to any Gentleman, he begged to express his regret that he had been led to use such language. ["Hear, hear!"] The hon. Member moved the following clause:—