§ 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 343 occasion on which the Vote for the Admiralty Office was discussed.
§ MR. McKENNA
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.
§ MR. ASHLEY
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?