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Army (Supply Of Food, Forage And Stores) Bill

Volume 65: debated on Friday 7 August 1914

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I beg to move, "That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable Food and Forage for His Majesty's Forces to be requisitioned in case of emergency."

The Bill has been slightly changed since it was put on the Order Paper, and it will now include stores as well as food and forage, and the purpose of the Bill is to apply to those articles the procedure under Section 115 of the Army Act.

Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. Harold Baker. Presented accordingly, read the first time, and ordered to be printed. '[Bill 367.]

Bill read a second time.

Resolved, That this House will immediately resolve itself into the Committee on the Bill.—[ Mr. Harold Baker.]

Bill accordingly considered in Committee.

There is one Clause, which applies to food, forage and stores, the procedure under Section 115 of the Army Act, which enables the Government to take horses and vehicles in cases of emergency.

Bill reported without Amendment; read the third time, and passed.