§ *Sir CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the change of policy recently announced as to secondary naval bases and military garrisons at strategic points of the Empire, on which money has lately been spent out of Military and Naval Loans Acts, he will give the House an early opportunity for the consideration of the question, other than that afforded by Estimates, upon which a portion only of the matter could be discussed; whether any intended military or naval loan proposals will be introduced early in the session; and when it may be possible to propose the Treasury Vote containing Item E, on which such matters could be raised.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR, Manchester, E.)
I think the right hon. Baronet is under some misconception in regard to the places where money has been expended, and which come under the new scheme. If he will ask me a further Question I shall be glad to give him any information in order that he may be prepared to deal with the subject when we come to discuss Vote E. I shall be glad to put that Vote down at any time the House desires. I think it is an important subject, but it cannot be dealt with until we get Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on the Civil Service Estimates.