HC Deb 04 August 1899 vol 75 cc1566-7

Postponed Resolution, "That a sum, not exceeding £31,405, be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March 1900, for the Salaries and Expenses of the Department of Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, including a Grant in Aid of certain Expenses connected with Emigration," further considered.


It was my intention upon this Resolution to raise the question of the policy of the Government in the Protectorate and Colony of Sierra Leone; but at this late hour of the night (9.55) it would be impossible to do so. I must say that we have not been treated very handsomely by the Government in regard to this Vote. I allude to the way in which it has been postponed. But I desire to intimate that I shall call the attention of the House to this question if I can find an opportunity upon the Second Reading of the Appropriation Bill. In the meantime, to mark my sense of the gravity of the subject, I beg to move the reduction of the Vote by £100.

Amendment proposed— To leave out '£31,405,' and insert '£31,305.' "—(Mr. Hedderwick.)

Question put, "That '£31,405' stand part of the said Resolution."

The House divided:—Ayes, 118; Noes, 29. (Division List No. 361.)

Arnold, Alfred Bathurst, Hon. Allen Benjamin Blundell, Colonel Henry
Atkinson, Rt. Hon. John Beach, Rt Hn Sir M. H.-(Bristol) Bond, Edward
Bagot, Capt. Josceline FitzRoy Bentinck, Lord Henry C. Brassey, Albert
Balfour, Rt. Hn. A. J. (Manch'r. Bethell, Commander Brodrick, Rt. Hon. St. John
Balfour, Rt Hn Gerald W (Leeds Bhownaggree. Sir M. M. Bullard, Sir Harry
Barnes, Frederic Gorell Bigwood, James Burdett-Coutts, W.
Barton, Dunbar Plunket Bill, Charles Butcher, John (George
Carlile, William Walter Gray, Ernest (West Ham) Murray, Chas. J. (Coventry)
Cavendish, V. C. W. (Derbysh.) Greene, Henry D. (Shrewsbury) Murray, Col. Wyndham (Bath)
Chaloner, Captain R. G. W. Greene, W. Raymond-(Cambs). Nicholson, William Graham
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. J. (Birm. Greville, Hon. Ronald Nicol, Donald Ninian
Chamberlain, J Aus'en (Wor'r) Gull, Sir Cameron Pierpoint, Robert
Chaplin, Rt. Hon. Henry Hanbury, Rt. Hon. Robert W. Pollock, Harry Frederick
Charrington, Spencer Hozier, Hon. J. Henry Cecil Purvis, Robert
Cochrane, Hon. Thos. H. A. E. Jeffreys, Arthur Frederick Ridley, Rt. Hon. Sir M. W.
Coghill, Douglas Harry Jessel, Captain Herbt. Merton Ritchie, Rt. Hon. C. Thomson
Collings, Rt. Hon. Jesse Johnston, Williaim (Belfast) Robertson, Herbert (Hackney)
Cooke, C. W. Radcliffe (Heref'd) Keswick, William Russell, T. W. (Tyrone)
Cox, Irwin Edward Bainbridge Kimber, Henry Scoble, Sir Andrew Richard
Curzon, Viscount Lawrence, Sir E Durning-(Corn Sidebotham, J. W. (Cheshire)
Davies, Sir Horatio D (Chatham Lawrence, Wm. F. (Liverpool) Stanley, Hn. Arthur (Ormskirk
Douglas, Rt. Hon. A. Akers- Lawson, John Grant (Yorks.) Stanley, Edward J. Somerset)
Drucker, A. Lea, Sir Thomas (Londonderry Stanley, Lord (Lancs.)
Duncombe, Hon. Hubert V. Leigh-Bennett, Henry Currie Steadman, William Charles
Dyke, Rt. Hn. Sir William Hart Lewelyn, Sir Dillwyn-(Swans. Stephens, Henry Charles
Fellowes, Hon. A. Edward Lockwood, Lt.-Col. A. R. Strauss, Arthur
Field, Admiral (Eastbourne) Loder, Gerald Walter Erskine Sturt, Hon. Humphry Napier
Finlay, Sir Robert Bannatyne Long, Col. Charles W.(Eveshan Thornton, Percy M.
Firbank, Joseph Thomas Long, Rt. Hon. W. (Liverpool) Tollemache, Henry James
Fisher. William Hayes Lorne, Marquess of Tomlinson, W. E. Murray
Fison, Frederick William Lowles, John Valentia, Viscount
Flannery, Sir Fortescue Maclure, Sir John William Warde, Lieut.-Col. C. E. (Kent)
Flower, Ernest M 'Arthur, Charles (Liverpool) Williams, J. Powell- (Birm.)
Galloway, William Johnson Malcolm, Ian Wilson Todd, W. H. (Yorks.)
Gedge, Sydney Maxwell, Rt. Hon. Sir H. E. Wyndham, George
Gibbs, Hon. Vicary (St. Albans) Mellor, Colonel (Lancashire Wyndham-Quin, Major W. H.
Gilliat, John Saunders Milward, Colonel Victor
Goldsworthy, Major-General Monk, Charles James TELLERS FOR THE AYES—Sir William Walrond and Mr. Anstruther.
Gordon, Hon. John Edward More, Robt. Jasper (Shropshire
Gorst, Rt. Hon. Sir J. Eldon Morton, A. H. A. (Deptford)
Goschen Rt. Hn. G. J. (St. (Geo's Murray, Rt Hn. A. G. (Bute)
Caldwell, James Lewis, John Herbert Souttar, Robinson
Cameron, Robert (Durham) Macaleese, Daniel Sullivan, Donal (Westmeath)
Channing, Francis Allston M'Leod, John Wallace, Robert
Curran, Thomas B. (Donegal Maddison, Fred. Whittaker, Thomas Palmer
Dilke, Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Morgan, W. Pritchard (Methyr) Williams, J. Carvell (Notts).
Donelan, Captain A. Moss, Samuel Wilson, Henry J. (York, W. R)
Foster, Sir Walter (Derby Co.) O'Brien, James F. X. (Cork) Yoxall, James Henry
Gourley, Sir Edward Temperley Pickersgill, Edward Hare
Griffith, Ellis J. Pirie, Duncan V. TELLERS FOR THE NOES—Mr. Hedderwick and Mr. Trevelyan.
Jones, Williaim (Carnarvonsh.) Randell, David
Lawson, Sir Wilfrid (Cum'land) Roberts, John Bryn (Eifion)

Adjournmen—Motion made, and Question, "That this House, at its rising, do adjourn till Monday next."—(Mr. Balfour)—put and agreed to.

It being after Ten of the clock, Mr. Speaker, in pursuance of the Order of the House of the 23rd February last, proceeded to put the Question forthwith, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution," that being the only Question necessary to complete the proceedings on the Resolutions reported from the Committee of Supply.

"That towards making good the Supply granted to Her Majesty for the service of the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1900, the sum of £55,858,263, be granted out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom."

Resolution agreed to:—Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. James William Lowther, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Mr. Hanbury.