HC Deb 09 July 1858 vol 151 c1182

said, he wished to ask the hon. Member for Devonport (Mr. Wilson) whether, in pursuance of a Resolution of the Committee on Harbours of Refuge, it is his intention, as Chairman of the Committee, to bring the subject under the notice of the House this Session; and if so, when?


said, the Committee of which he was Chairman certainly did at the conclusion of their labours add a Resolution to the Report that he ought to bring the matter before the House before the end of the Session. But that Report had only been before the House for ten days or a fortnight, and he had thought it not consistent with his duty to bring a matter of such great importance forward until hon. Members had had an opportunity of reading the Report. He was unwilling to bring the subject forward upon going into Committee of Supply, or whilst there was so much pressing business before the House. For this reason he had thought it better to defer the matter for a few days, but he hoped to be able to bring it on shortly.