HC Deb 18 June 1889 vol 337 cc126-7

Order for Committee read and discharged.

Question proposed,

"That the Bill be committed to the Standing Committee on Trade, &c."


With regard to this Bill, I should like to state that a strong feeling prevails among wharfingers, lightermen, and others, that no notice has been taken in the Bill of the strong recommendation contained in the Report of the Select Committee on Pilotage in reference to the liability of the owner of a vessel when a pilot is on board. I beg to give notice that when the Bill reaches the Grand Committee I shall move an Amendment declaring that the liability of an owner or master of a vessel is not affected by the compulsory employment of a pilot.

MR. COSSHAM (Bristol, W.)

I had an interview yesterday with some pilots on this question, and they expressed anxiety that gentlemen who are experts on the question of pilotage should be placed on the Committee.

Question put, and agreed to.