HC Deb 08 June 1888 vol 326 cc1540-1
MR. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)

asked the President of the Board of Trade, When the Committee of Experts appointed by the Board of Trade to consider the whole question of signalling at sea are likely to make their Report; and, whether the scope of their inquiry will include the system of signalling in use in the home waters of the United States and other countries?


I am not in a position to say definitely when the International Code of Signals Committee is likely to make its Report; but it is proceeding with its labours with the greatest possible expedition. The Committee has been appointed to report upon the question of night signalling generally, and to bring the International Code Book up to date; and will, I have no doubt, inquire, if necessary, not only into systems of signalling referred to it by inventors and others, but also into systems that may actually be in force in the United States and other countries.