§ MR. MALCOLM (Suffolk, Stowmarket)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War when he anticipates receiving the Report of the War Commission now sitting; and whether he will consent to suspend his final decisions regarding the new Army Scheme until the information afforded by that inquiry has reached him.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
As my hon. friend will see by referring to the reply given by my right hon. friend on Thursday last† to a Question put by the hon. Member for South Donegal, it is not possible at present to give any definite reply to the first part of the Question. As regards the second part of the Question it is not apparent what final decisions my hon. friend desires to suspend, but no steps are being taken which are not in 1103 accordance with the decision of Parliament two years ago.
§ MR. MALCOLM
If the right hon. Gentleman is not able to take advantage of the information elicited by the War Commission can he say what return the nation will get for the money laid out on the Commission?