said, he wished to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, If the Second Reading of the Marine Mutiny Bill would be taken that evening? He understood it was the intention of the right hon. Gentleman to introduce certain alterations in order to bring it into harmony with the Mutiny Bill. He (Mr. Otway) had the Paper showing the alterations to be introduced into the Marine Mutiny Bill of the present Session, but the alterations to which he referred were not comprised in it. He wished therefore to ask the right hon. Gentleman, whether this Paper 1175 contained a correct list of the alterations proposed to be made?
said, the Paper to which the hon. Gentleman referred had been printed before the Mutiny Bill had passed through Committee, and therefore did not comprise the alterations necessary to make the two Bills in conformity with each other. It was his intention to take the second reading of the Marine Mutiny Bill that evening.
§ SIR JOHN PAKINGTON
said, that Marines on shore were in exactly the same position as soldiers; but when afloat they were subject to the ordinary naval discipline.