§ COLONEL ALEXANDER
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, with a view to an adequate discussion of the Army Estimates, as promised by the Secretary of State for War, he will, on going into Supply on Monday April 17th, secure that Mr. Speaker should leave the Chair without putting any Question, as provided in proposed Resolution No. 12?
I have no power of securing that Mr. Speaker should leave the Chair without putting any Question on a Monday Supply day, unless the House shall previously have adopted a Resolution to that effect. I am sure, however, the House will desire to have the use of that day—the 17th of April—for the purpose of discussing the Army Estimates; and I may observe that it has not been the practice of hon. Gentlemen on that particular day, immediately after the Easter Recess, to put down preliminary Motions. The House generally has been allowed to get into Committee of Supply at once.