HL Deb 01 April 1878 vol 239 c280

Order of the Day for the Second Reading, read.


said, that on previous occasions when this Bill had been before the House, he had been of opinion that instead of the letter "D" being branded on deserters, it would be better to mark all who entered the Army to show they were soldiers. Since the discussion which had taken place and the arguments he had heard, however, he had come to the conclusion that it would be better to revert to the old system.

Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House To-morrow.