HC Deb 20 March 1918 vol 104 c1015


Considered in Committee.

[Mr. WHITLEY in the Chair.]


The Committee will recollect that Vote 8 is divided into three separate parts. I understand that the third part is that which hon. Members desire to discuss to-day, and I think it will be a convenient procedure if I depart from the ordinary course, leaving open to a future occasion the first two parts, and put the Question on the third part.


Are we to understand that a more or less general discussion will, therefore, be prevented, on the point of Order to-day?


I think it is the other way round. What I was afraid of was that if I put the first two of these Votes, it might be that some discussion would arise upon them, and there would not be time for the discussion of the third part.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That a sum, not exceeding £l,000, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Expense of the Contract Work for Shipbuilding, Repairs, etc., which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1919."