HC Deb 27 May 1880 vol 252 c530

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If it is the intention of the Government to introduce a Bill this Session to abolish imprisonment for breach of contract by seamen?


Sir, the subject to which the hon. Member refers is under the consideration of the Government. It will not be possible to deal with the matter during the present Session; but I trust that it may be dealt with next Session.