HC Deb 15 June 1915 vol 72 c640


"That a sum, not exceeding £250,000,000, be granted to His Majesty towards defraying the Expenses which may be incurred during the year ending the 31st day of March, 1916, for general Navy and Army Services, in so far as specific provision is not made therefore by Parliament; for the conduct of Naval and Military Operations; for all measures which may be taken for the Security of the Country; for assisting the Food Supply and promoting the Continuance of Trade. Industry, Business and Communications, whether by means of insurance or indemnity against risk, the financing of the purchase and resale of food-stuffs and materials, or otherwise; for Relief of Distress; and generally for all Expenses, beyond those provided for in the ordinary Grants of Parliament, arising out of the existence of a state of war."—[Mr. McKenna.]

Resolution to be reported to-morrow (Wednesday); Committee to sit again to-morrow.