§ Order for Committee read.
§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ VISCOUNT SANDON
said, the Amendments he was about to propose had been agreed to by gentlemen representing the shipping interest, and by hon. Members on all sides of the House, who had withdrawn their proposals; and, he believed, everybody was completely satisfied with the Bill in its present state. He would now move the following Amendments:—In Clause 2, page 1, line 17, after "commissioner or," insert "in England or Ireland;" page 1, line 18, leave out "the," and insert "Her Majesty's;" page 1, line 20, after "cases," insert "or in Scotland by the Court of Session;" page 1, at end, insert—Where, in any such investigation, a decision has been given with respect to the cancelling or suspension of the certificate of a master, mate, or engineer, and an application for a re-hearing under this section has not been made, or has been refused, an appeal shall lie from the decision to the following courts, namely:—
- "(a.) If the decision is given in England or by a naval court, the Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice;
- "(b.) If the decision is given in Scotland, the Court of Session;
- "(c.) If the decision is given in Ireland, the High Court of Admiralty, or the Judge or Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice exercising jurisdiction in Admiralty cases;Any re-hearing or appeal under this section shall be subject to such conditions and regulations as may from time to time be prescribed by general rules made under section thirty of 'The Merchant Shipping Act, 1876.'
Page 2, line 4, insert—
(3.) Where any such investigation involves or appears likely to involve any question as to the cancelling or suspension of the certificate of a master, mate, or engineer, it shall be held with the assistance of not less than two assessors having experience in the merchant service.
§ Amendments agreed to.
§ House resumed.
§ Bill reported; as amended, to be considered To-morrow.