HC Deb 13 June 1861 vol 163 cc996-7

said, he rose to ask the President of the Board of Trade, On what day he intends to move for leave to introduce his Bill to amend the Merchant Shipping Acts? The reason he put the question was that the right hon. Gentleman had informed him it was his intention to introduce the Bill, if possible, this week, and had authorized him to write to his constituents, with whom he had compromised himself. ["Order, order!"]


said, it was extremely difficult to give a decided answer as to the time when public business would come on. He was very anxious to bring in a Bill, but he could not tell the hon. Baronet on what day it would be introduced, or whether it would be possible to introduce it at all during the present Session. He was not able to command time; but in a day or two he trusted he would be able to give the hon. Baronet a positive answer.