§ As amended, considered.
§ An Amendment made.
In page 1, line 26, after the word "satisfaction," to insert the words "Provided always, that no ship shall be detained whose owner or agent has given notice to the Board of Trade of the probable date of the ship's sailing, and of the warehouse or place from which the stores, other than water, will be supplied, in sufficient time to enable the officer to inspect and mark the same stores in such warehouse or place, unless defects be found therein, and duly reported, and not remedied, before the date of sailing."—(Sir Richard Temple.)
§ Question proposed, "That those words be there inserted."
§ *(1.6.) THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Sir M. HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
I must ask my hon. Friend not to press this Amendment. As the clause now stands, there is no reason to suppose that the inspection will delay the sailing; and even if the ship is delayed, the owner has a remedy against the officers of the Board by an action for damages, as in the case of other detention without sufficient cause. Such actions have been brought and damages given, and much care is 1002 taken not to detain a ship unnecessarily. I can assure my hon. Friend there is no such danger as he wishes to guard against.
§ Question put, and negatived.
§ Bill read the third time, and passed.