HC Deb 29 June 1908 vol 191 cc342-3
MR. ASHLEY (Lancashire, Blackpool)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the usual number of allotted days are to be given to Committee of Supply on the Navy Estimates this year; and whether he can state the last occasion on which the Vote for the Admiralty Office was discussed.


Of Government time this session, the following days have been devoted to naval discussion:—2nd March, on the Motion of my hon. friend the Member for Falkirk; 3rd March, on the Motion that the Speaker do leave the Chair; 9th March, Vote A; 10th March, Vote 1 and Vote 10; with a day and a half more this month in Committee on Supply, the usual time allotted will be made up. Vote 12 was last discussed in 1906.


But is it not the fact that in 1906 the Secretary of the Admiralty said there was no time to discuss this Vote and at once closured the debate?


reply was inaudible.

MR. BELLAIRS (Lynn Regis)

Will the full number of days be given for the Navy Votes this year?


The number of days will be equal to the average for the last three years.

MR. J. M. MACDONALD (Falkirk Burghs)

When will Vote 8 be taken?


Some time in July.