§ MR. REGINALD LUCAS (Portsmouth)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in the event of his considering the propriety of giving further facilities for considering Volunteer questions, he will bear in mind the like interests of the Militia forces.
THB PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I have already explained that the amount of time given to Army discussion in Supply only affords one more day for dealing with the Army Votes. That day has been allocated, at the request of the Leader of the Opposition, to the discussion of the Volunteer Vote in the first place, and to 268 the discussion of the Secretary of State's salary in the second place. If there is any time for discussion later, I shall be glad to bear my hon. friend's request in mind.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I do not know that that has any beating on the order in which we should take the Votes on Thursday.