§ Read the first time; and referred to the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, and to be printed. [Bill 428.]
§ MAURITIUS LOAN GUARANTEE.
That it is expedient to authorise the Treasury to guarantee, on the security of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom, the payment of the principal, with interest at a rate of 3 per cent. per annum, of a loan of £600,000, to be raised by the Government of Mauritius for meeting the damage caused by the hurricane.
Resolution agreed to.
Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Baron Henry de Worms, and Sir John Gorst.
Bill presented, and read first time. [Bill 425.]