§ MR. ATKINSON (Boston)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he will arrange that local nautical assessors be appointed in future to attend the Wreck Commissioners' Courts when held in Hull, so as to avoid travelling expenses and delay in obtaining nautical assessors from Cardiff, Swansea, &c.?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. STUART-WORTLEY) (Sheffield, Hallam)
(who replied) said: The practice has been the reverse of that suggested by my hon. Friend; and its policy is that the assessors should be, as far as possible, independent of all connection with the localities in which the cases arise upon which they have to exercise their judgment.