HC Deb 03 December 1867 vol 190 c536

asked the Vice President of the Board of Trade, Whether it is his intention to introduce any measure with reference to the Laws which regulated the Mercantile Marine before the Recess?


said, he had already stated that a measure for the improvement and consolidation of the laws relating to commercial shipping was in course of preparation by the Board of Trade. It was a work that required very great care and that would occupy much time, and the utmost that could be done would be to introduce it in good time after the re-assembling of Parliament in February.