HC Deb 24 May 1880 vol 252 c324

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to bring in a Bill for the regulation of the Thames Navigation, in accordance with or in pursuance of the Report of the Thames Traffic Committee, l879?


Sir, it would be impossible to legislate in the direction alluded to by the hon. Member during the present Session, as the time for giving the requisite notices has passed, and I have not yet had time to make myself acquainted with the merits of the case. I will, however, consider the Papers in the course of the next few days; and if the hon. Member will repeat his Question a fortnight hence I shall hope to be able to state whether the Government intend to legislate in this matter next Session,