HL Deb 03 August 1899 vol 75 c1243

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


This Bill amends the Reserve Forces Act, 1882. Under that Act the Reserve can only be maintained within the limits of the United Kingdom. This Bill enables a man serving in the colonies or in India to be passed to the Reserve at the expiration of his service without coming home. He would then be available for service in the colony in which he happens to reside. We do not expect that the Bill will affect more than a small number of men.

Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a."—(The Marquess of Lansdowne.)

On Question, agreed to.

Bill read 2a (according to Order); Committee negatived; and Bill to be read 3a To-morrow.