HL Deb 30 March 1905 vol 143 cc1691-2

Read 3a (according to order); an Amendment (Privilege) made; Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.

Saltoun that the question of enlistment is one which will not be lost sight of in working out the details. In reply to the noble Earl opposite, I would remind him that our policy is to reduce the Volunteers in numbers and apply the saving to improving their efficiency. I trust your Lordships will give this Bill a Second Reading.

On Question, "That the word proposed to be left out stand part of the Question," their Lordships divided:—Contents, 69; Not Contents, 21.