HC Deb 16 March 1903 vol 119 cc978-9

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That 127,100 men and boys be employed for the sea and Coast Guard Services for the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1904, including 91,806 Royal Marines."

MR. BUCHANAN, (Perthshire, E.)

said that he hoped the Government would consent to report Progress. A number of hon. Members who desired to discuss important matters had left the House on the understanding that the Vote would not be taken; therefore, it would be greatly to the convenience of the House if the debate were now adjourned.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Chairman do reporter Pogress; and ask leave to sit again."(Mr. Buchanan).

MR. ARNOLD FORSTER said there was really nothing to be gained by adopting the suggestion of the hon. Gentleman. If Vote A were passed now it would be perfectly open to hon. Members to have a discussion on Vote 1 to-morrow.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Resolution to be reported To-morrow; Committee to sit again To-morrow.

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