HC Deb 27 May 1908 vol 189 c1120

In view of the unsatisfactory answer of the right hon. Gentleman the Secretary of State for War, to my Question concerning the Territorial artillery, I ask leave to move the adjournment of the House on a matter of urgent national importance—namely, that it is absolutely necessary that there should be in this country a sufficient force of Regular artillery instantly ready to be put into fighting line with the infantry and mounted infantry of the Auxiliary or Territorial Force, and that the country is not safe now, and never will be, until every sound man is available for defence


I think the proposal of the hon. Member errs in two respects. First of all, it is not definite and embraces far too many subjects; secondly, it can hardly be called urgent, because I presume there will be no invasion before Whitsuntide.