HC Deb 28 June 1904 vol 136 cc1421-2
MR. BECKETT (Yorkshire, N. R., Whitby)

rose in his place, and asked leave to move the Adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, viz., the alarming deficiency in the drafts required for India and South Africa, and the confusion and uncertainty now prevailing in the War Office and the Army owing to the prolonged delay in (he announcement of a definite scheme of Army re-organisation"; but the pleasure of the House not having been signified, Mr. Speaker called on those Members who supported the Motion to rise in their places, and not less than forty Members having accordingly risen:—

The Motion stood over, under Standing Order No. 10, till this Evening's Sitting.