§ LORD JOHN MANNERS
said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Board of Trade, What alterations, if any, are intended to be made under the provisions of the Thames Conservancy Bill in the regulations now in force respecting the Ballast Heavers' Office?
§ MR. HUTT
replied, that there was no intention whatever of interfering with the regulations of the Ballast Heavers' Office. On the contrary, he was very anxious to ' retain the regulations of that Office in their present position. Under the provisions of the Bill, considerable powers wore transferred from the Trinity House to the Thames Conservancy Board, and he believed that the Conservancy Board would not only maintain the Ballast Heavers' Office, but would act in the same spirit of kindness and consideration towards a hardworking and deserving body of men as the Trinity House had done.