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Question

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 30 May 1876

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asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he would be good enough to give the House a supplemental statement of the details of the lump-sums scattered over the various Votes of the War Estimates to meet the cost of putting two Army Corps into the field this summer, adding such further particulars of probable expenditure as the arrangements for their mobilization would permit? of course not referring to contracts.

My hon. and gallant Friend says "not referring to contracts," but that is a considerable item in the matter. It will not be possible for me to give the details so fully as he requires. The whole sum that was taken in the Estimates, as I stated in moving them, was £40,700.