HC Deb 22 April 1904 vol 133 cc957-8
SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether, having regard to the fact stated by the Minister of Militia and Defence in the Dominion House of Commons on 17th March that the King's Regulations are part of the law of Canada, and to his proposals in the Militia Bill to replace that provision by Section 79, to the effect that the Army Act for the time being in force in the United Kingdom shall apply to all members of the Canadian Militia, not only on service but under drill or on ranges, or in armouries, or at parades even as spectators, he will offer to * Based on Exchequer receipts, and excluding coal..

in the financial year 1903–4, if levied at the rate at which the respective taxes were levied in the financial year 1898–9.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) The figures asked for in the first part of the Question are as follows:—

provide the Dominion with annually printed copies of the Act at the charge of the Dominion.

(Answered by Mr. Arnold-Forster.) The Colonial Office send annually copies of all Imperial Acts to Canada as well as to all other colonies. Should additional copies of the Army Act be required, no doubt arrangements could be made for supplying them.