§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Lloyd George)
, at the Bar, acquainted the House that he had a Message from His Majesty the King, signed with His Majesty's own hand, and he presented the same to the House. The Message was read by Mr. Speaker (all the Members of the House being uncovered), and was as followeth :
§ GEORGE R.I.
§ His Majesty, taking into consideration the eminent services rendered by the late Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Stanley Maude, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., while commanding His Majesty's Forces during the campaign in Mesopotamia, and being desirous in recognition of those service of conferring some signal mark of His favour upon his widow, Lady Maude, recommends to His faithful Commons that he should be enabled to grant to Lady Maude the sum of twenty-five thousand pounds.
§ Ordered, That His Majesty's Most Gracious Message be referred to the Committee of Supply.—[The Prime Minister.]