§ VISCOUNT MIDLETON
Can the noble Marquess the Leader of the I louse tell us when we shall receive the Army (Annual) Bill? There has been some idea that it would come up to this House to-morrow, in which case we should be prepared, if it is convenient to the Government, to debate it on Thursday. But it would be a great convenience, as the time is getting so very short the Bill having to be passed by the 30th, to know on what date the debate will be taken.
THE LORD PRIVY SEAL AND SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (THE MARQUESS OF CREWE)
I understand that the Army (Annual) Bill is likely to be received in this House in time for the debate upon it to begin on Thursday. I am informed that it is the desire of noble Lords opposite to raise a discussion of a more or less general character upon that Bill, and supposing it not to be possible to conclude that discussion in the course of Thursday, and presuming also that it is desired that the House should not sit very late on Thursday for that purpose, the obvious course would be to adjourn the discussion until the following Monday. If that appeals to noble Lords opposite as being the best course to take, it is one with which we are quite willing to fall in.