MR. JOSEPH COWEN
asked the President of the Board of Trade, If it is intended to transfer the Registers of Shipping from the various Ports to the Board of Trade Offices in London?
§ MR. CHAMBERLAIN
No, Sir. What is intended is to place the administration of the registry of British ships at the various ports under the Board of Trade instead of the Commissioners of Customs, but it is not intended to withdraw the local registers from the outports.