HL Deb 01 July 1902 vol 110 c413

, who had the following notice on the Paper, "To ask the Chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster what steps have been taken to give effect to the Report of last year's Joint Committee on War Funds, over which he presided," said: I do not see the noble Lord the Chancellor of the Duchy present, and I do not know whether the Under-Secretary for War is prepared to give me an answer. The Committee which sat last year dealing with the subject of War Funds attracted the greatest possible attention and they came to a decision on the matter. I do not know whether any Member of the Government is able to say what steps have been taken to give effect to the Report.

No reply was given.


I do not know whether any noble Lord on the Front Bench opposite is going to rise, but I do think that His Majesty's Government, who had notice of this question, should be able to give the noble Earl an answer. This is a matter of great importance, and unless we have some satisfactory assurance on the matter I shall be inclined later on to bring the matter before your Lordships' House, as it is of very great importance that due consideration should be given to the duties and responsibilities which war unfortunately brings to all classes of His Majesty's subjects.

House adjourned at ten minutes before five o'clock, to Thursday next, half past ten o'clock.