asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he will, after Easter, lay upon the Table a Return of those Foreign Countries in which British ships at present enjoy the privilege of exemption from any municipal law relating to stowage, giving the particulars of such exemptions?
§ SIR CHARLES ADDERLEY
Sir, as I am not aware of any municipal laws of foreign countries relating to stowage to which British ships are subject, I am unable to lay on the Table any Return of foreign countries in which British ships at present enjoy the privilege of exemption from such laws. If the hon. and learned Member for Chatham has any such information as his Question implies, I wish he would name any one of such foreign countries, or lay his information before the House, when it will receive due consideration.