§ SIR EDWARD REED (Cardiff)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received from Cardiff the Resolution passed at a very large and influential meeting in that town in favour of the prompt establishment there of a Local Marine Board, to facilitate the enormously increased marine business of Cardiff and other ports in South Wales and Monmouthshire; and, if so, whether, in view of the urgent importance of the matter, he will be able to give it his prompt and favourable consideration?
§ SIR M. HICKS BEACH
Yes, Sir. I have received the Resolution referred to, and I am giving the matter my most earnest consideration.