§ MR. O. V. MORGAN (Battersea)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, What course the Government intend to pursue with reference to the Merchant Shipping Act (1854) Amendment (No. 2) Bill, which raises an important International Question, and seeks to annul arrangements which have subsisted between Great Britain and Foreign Countries for upwards of 30 years?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N. E.)
The course to be taken by Her Majesty's Government with reference to a Bill for the amendment of the Merchant Shipping Act belongs naturally to the Board of Trade. The Law Officers are being consulted with reference to the bearing of existing Treaties upon the proposed legislation.