HC Deb 29 July 1850 vol 113 cc452-4

Order for Third Reading read.

LORD J. RUSSELL moved the Third Reading of this Bill.

Bill read 3°.


, in the absence of the noble Lord the Member for Colchester, begged to move the insertion of the following Clause:— And be it Enacted, That so much of the General Seamen's Act, contained in Sections 50 and 51, 7 and 8 Vic. c. 112, as relates to seamen entering on board a ship of war, shall be repealed; and be it further Enacted, That if any seaman, after signing the agreement as hereinbefore required, or any apprentice, wilfully neglects or refuses to join his ship, or deserts, and then, or afterwards, is found or arrives at any place in which there is a Court of Justice capable of exercising jurisdiction under this Act, he shall, on due proof of the offence, and when practicable of a proper entry thereof in the official log-book, be summarily punished, by forfeiture of wages and imprisonment for a period not exceeding twelve weeks, with or without hard labour, at the discretion of the Court of Justice inflicting the same.

Brought up, and read 1°.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the said Clause be now read a Second Time."

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause withdrawn; Amendments made; Bill passed.