HL Deb 26 March 1885 vol 296 cc622-3

Delivered by The Earl of KIMBERLEY, and read by The LORD CHANCELLOR, as follows: VICTORIA R. The present state of public affairs and the extent of the demands on the military forces of Her Majesty for the protection of the interests of the Empire having constituted, in the opinion of Her Majesty, a case of great emergency within the meaning of the Acts of Parliament in that behalf, Her Majesty deems it proper to provide additional moans for Her military service, and, therefore, in pursuance of those Acts, Her Majesty has thought it right to communicate to the House of Lords that Her Majesty is about to cause Her Reserve Force and Her Militia Reserve Force, or such part thereof as Her Majesty shall from time to time think necessary, to be called out for permanent service. V. R.

Ordered, That the said Message be taken into consideration To-morrow.


As the noble Earl has not given any Notice of this, I wish to ask what the course of proceeding will be with regard to the consideration of Her Majesty's Message?


Her Majesty's Message will be taken into consideration to-morrow.