§ MR. A. F. EGERTON
, in moving for leave to bring in a Bill to remove doubts as to the validity of certain Marriages of British subjects on board Her Majesty's Ships, said, it required but a word of explanation. For many years marriages had been permitted on board Her Majesty's ships; but recently, the Law Officers of the Crown had advised that such marriages were invalid. This Bill was to confirm those marriages, and to settle the law.
Motion agreed to.
Bill to remove doubts as to the validity of certain Marriages of British subjects on hoard Her Majesty's Ships, ordered to be brought in by Mr. ALOERNON EOERTON, Mr. WILLIAM HENRY SMITH, Sir MASSEY LOPES, and Mr. STAVELEY HILL.
Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 149.]