Fortifications of Canada, 21 March 1865

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Fortifications of Canada, 21 March 1865 - of a to or - - wis agreed to after a raw words...
of a to or - - wis agreed to after a raw words from Jlr. U KXIX.LT. FORTIFICATIONS IN CANADA, On the question that the Chairman do do w report pro Mr; AYRTOV expressed a bop that when the next vote wu taken .detailed explanations would be given by the noble lord u to ue forti ti cations rjropoaed to be eonstrneted in Canada, and the number of men required for them. (Hear, hear.) At preaent they knew nothing about theae fornications, or where they were proposed to be constructed. constructed. The report thev hail before them wu of a useless character. They should have. some sketch of what the Government Government intended to do; and he hoped the noble lord would oe prepared, when the llouae Kill went into committee, to give full information. Lord ELCHO bail been about to make a similar rciuett. Great interest wu fait in the Question, and he hoped the noble viscount at the head of tha Government would see that this, the most Important question that would be brought before them thia Session, wu discussed at an early hour. when there wu full attendance of members, and not during tne dinner - hour. Sir M. PETO uented that a special dar ahould be fixed lor ue discussion. Viscount PALMERSTOX. W propose to ro on with the Army Estimates on Thursday next, and thi vote will be the first taken. - The hour at which the diacaaeion will come on is not altogether within th control of the Government. It depends a good deal on thoae hon. member who nave preliminary motion. I hope, however, that a general understanding understanding may be eorae to, and that the House will at aa early hour go Into committee. (General cheering.) Mr. S. FITZGERALD wished to know whether Colonel Jervois's report would bejprodnced. At present they had only bia covering report, lie presumed that the production ox im plan proposed would M inexpedient. The Mamuia of HARTIXGTON' said the Government had been alreadv found fault with for giving so much infor - mation.althougn he did not think any harm had been done : for there wu really nothing ia the printed report of Colonel jerrois tnat parties in America were not already fully ac quainted with. But the report now alluded to was certainly of a perfectly confidential nature, and it would be very un wise to produce it. it wu not intended to lay upon tbe table an v other report than that ' alreadv produced, which contained , the substance of the raoonimeuoationa on which the Government intended to act. Mr, S. FITZGERALD thought it would have been much better for tbe Government to lay on the table a short statement of these fortifioationa which they considered necessary. necessary. Instead of entering into all the reasons why they considered them to bs niBssssry - details which had excited a good deal of dUtruat here, and probably a good deal of discouragement discouragement at tha other aide of the water. The CHAIRMAN then reported progress, and the House to a of

Clipped from The Times21 Mar 1865, TuePage 28

The Times (London, Greater London, England)21 Mar 1865, TuePage 28
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