HC Deb 09 August 1887 vol 318 c1725

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether it is the intention of the Government to proceed with the Seamen's Vote Bill this Session?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

The Seamen's Vote Bill is a private measure, and it is not, therefore, for the Government to take steps for proceeding with it.