HC Deb 14 March 1911 vol 22 c2185

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That a number of Land Forces, not exceeding 186,400, all ranks, be maintained for the Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland at Home and Abroad, excluding His Majesty's Indian Possessions, during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1912."

Captain JESSEL

The discussion to-day has ranged over many subjects, and my only regret is that owing to the financial Amendment moved by the hon. Member opposite (Mr. J. M. Henderson) many in this part of the House were precluded from speaking on purely military matters. I hope that to-morrow we will have an opportunity of discussing those interesting topics to which we desire to call attention. One fact which will attract very great interest is that there is a deficiency of 80,000 on the total strength of the Army.

And, it being Eleven of the clock, the Chairman left the Chair to make his Report to the House.

Committee report Progress; to sit again to-morrow (Wednesday.)