§ MR. GOURLEY
asked the president of the Board of Trade, If it is intended on the part of the Board to issue, in accordance with Clause 5 of 'The Carriage of Grain Act, J 880,"regulations authorising British Shipowners to load grain and general cargoes under rules and bye-laws now current with the several underwriting offices of the United States of North America and the Fort Wardens of Montreal and Quebec; what Forts in the United States are to be considered as being included in the phrase "on the coast of North America;" and, if he will be good enough to state what clause in the Carriage of Grain Cargoes Act compels the loading of 264 single decked ships loading in the Black Sea with not less than one-fourth of their cargoes in bags?
§ MR. CHAMBERLAIN,
in reply, said, the Board of Trade had issued, in accordance with the Carriage of Grain Act, 1880, an official notice, which he should be glad to lay on the Table of the House. Every port in the United States and British North America at which British ships should load grain should be considered for the purposes of the Act as a port on the coast of North America; and they had already been in communication with the Consuls at Baltimore, Boston, New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. In regard to the last Question, the 4th clause of the Carriage of Grain Act compelled the loading of single-deck ships in the Black Sea with not less than one-fourth of their cargoes in bags.