moved for a Select Committee to inquire as to the best means of preserving Harwich Harbour as a harbour of refuge.
§ MR. MILNER GIBSON
said, that if the population of the district would contribute a share of the expenditure, proportionately to the advantages which they would derive from it, the Government would be prepared to do its part towards preserving that valuable harbour. Some inquiry was, however, necessary in order to settle the proportion and to determine some other points, and he should not therefore oppose the appointment of a Select Committee.
§ Motion agreed to.
Select Committee appointed,
To inquire as to the best means of preserving Harwich Harbour as a Harbour of Refuge.
§ And on May 15, Committee nominated—
§ Captain JERVIS, Mr. HARDCASTLE, Mr. FENWICK, Sir STAFFORD NORTHCOTE, Mr. COBBOLD, Mr. BAXTER, Mr. BLACKBURN', Mr. INGHAM, and Mr. MILNER GIBSON:—Power to send for persons, papers, and records; Five to be the quorum.