*THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (The MARQUESS of LANSDOWNE)
, in rising to move the second reading of the Army Annual Bill, said this was the Annual Act for prolonging the operations of the Army Act. The only new matter in it was a trifling alteration of the law enabling the Commander-in-Chief in India to make the same delegation of power to general officers commanding the districts into which India was now divided as he made with regard to previously existing districts.
§ Read 2a (according to Order); Committee negatived; then (Standing Orders Nos. XXXIX. and XLV. having been suspended) Bill read 3a, and passed.