HC Deb 10 March 1881 vol 259 cc715-6

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether any official intimation has been received from the German Government relative to an Imperial Ordinance, dated 16th February last, decreeing that fishing vessels should carry certain lights; and, if so, whether he will state what the now regulations are?


Sir, Her Majesty's Ambassador at Berlin has received from the German Government an Imperial Ordinance, promul gated at Berlin on the 16th ultimo, for the purpose of repealing Article 10 of a previous Ordinance dated the 7th of February last, under which fishing boats carried red and green lights in common with other vessels. By the terms of a new Ordinance fishing vessels are only obliged to show a white light, but may also use a "flare."