§ MR. GRAVES
asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether any and what action has been taken by Her Majesty's Government (since the published Correspondence of last year) respecting a Convention with the United States, whereby British shipping in American waters would be placed on the same footing as American ships in British waters, so far as regards liability?
§ MR. CHICHESTER FORTESCUE
, in reply, said, the very desirable object to which the Question referred might be obtained either by the corresponding legislation of the two countries or by way of Convention. The object had not been lost sight of by the Board of Trade or the Foreign Office. Communications were still going on between the Foreign Office and the United States Government on the subject.