HC Deb 06 December 1900 vol 88 c97

Mr. SPEAKER reported Her Majesty's Speech, and read it to the House, as followeth:—

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"It has become necessary to make further provision for the expenses incurred by the operation of My Armies in South Africa and China.

"I have summoned you to hold a Special Session in order that you may give your sanction to the enactments required for that purpose. I will not enter upon other public matters requiring your attention until the ordinary meeting of Parliament in the Spring."