HC Deb 12 May 1879 vol 246 c131

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If he will cause to be placed upon the Table of the House without delay, an account of the Income and Expenditure for Shipping Office Fees received for the examination of masters and mates, and for engaging and discharging ships' crews, for the year ending 31st December 1878?


Sir, a partial Return, such as the hon. Member suggests, would, I think, be misleading. I propose, therefore, to lay upon the Table as soon as possible an approximate Return of the Income and Expenditure of the Mercantile Marine Fund for the last financial year, which will, I hope, give the hon. Gentleman all the information he desires.