HL Deb 04 April 1911 vol 7 cc917-8

Moved, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, praying His Majesty to make Orders in Council under the Military Manœuvres Act, 1897, authorising the execution of Military Manœuvres in the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertford, Huntingdon, Bedford, and Cambridge, and also in the County of Ayr, drafts of which were presented to this House on the 7th February last.—(Viscount Hddane.)


My Lords, I rise only to make this observation, that this particular procedure of moving that Orders in Council should be put in operation is one which the War Office, I think, have found to be of no inconvenience, hut which has given Parliament a great opportunity of keeping some hold upon what has been done under Orders in Council. I only mention that because I have twice pressed your Lordships in connection with other Bills to insert this proviso, and though I was once successful in getting your Lordships to consent the proposal was rejected in the other House of Parliament. I am sure the noble Viscount the Secretary of State will agree with me that this proviso has not militated in the least, against the effect of these Orders in Council, nor has it hindered by a single clay the putting of them into operation.

On Question, Motion agreed to, and ordered accordingly: The said Address to be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.