HC Deb 21 May 1874 vol 219 cc619-20

asked the President of the Board of Trade, To lay upon the Table of the House Copy of the Report of the Conseil d'Amirauté to the French Minister of Marine on "the Steering and Sailing Rules," presented to the Foreign Office on the 15th day of May 1874?


Sir, the Report has only just been received by the Board of Trade, and should not be presented without some observations upon it from the Board, who would wish to consult the Trinity House and Admiralty first. I will then present it; or the hon. Gentleman might move for it as an unopposed Return, adding the words, "with further Papers."