HC Deb 18 October 1899 vol 77 c161

"The state of affairs in South Africa having constituted in the opinion of Her Majesty a case of great emergency within the meaning of the Act of Parliament, Her Majesty deems it proper to provide additional means for the Military Service, and therefore has thought it right to communicate to the House of Commons that Her Majesty is by Proclamation about to order the embodiment of Militia, and to call out Her Militia Reserve Force, or such part thereof as Her Majesty shall think necessary, for Permanent Service.

"October 1899."

Ordered, That Her Majesty's Most Gracious Message be taken into consideration tomorrow.

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