24 APRIL 1915, Page 1

In the House of Commons on Wednesday Mr. Lloyd George

made an important war speech. We have dealt elsewhere with the passage in which he maintained his position in regard to the liquor question, a passage which, we must repeat here, did him the very greatest possible credit. After saying how proud he was of the way in which the country had met the demand for men, and "had turned out nix times more men than anybody ever suggested should be sent abroad," he went on to give some details as to the size of the Expeditionary Force. The Committee of Imperial Defence had always

assumed that this Force would consist of six divisions. "After eight months of war there were more than six times as many men oat Gum fully equipped and supplied with adequate ammunition, and every man who had fallen had been replaced."