HC Deb 09 August 1844 vol 76 c1996
Lord Ingestre

wished to ask the Secretary for the Admiralty, whether it was intended next Session to introduce a measure for the examination of masters and mates of merchant vessels?

Mr. S. Herbert

answered that it was intended by the Admiralty to institute such a Board immediately, and not to take up any merchant ship for the Queen's service that was not commanded by a master or mate who had been examined.

House adjourned at eight o'clock, to September 5th.