HC Deb 26 June 1893 vol 14 c122

Order for Second Reading read.

MR. HAVELOCK WILSON moved the Second Reading of this Bill. It simply provided that no man should be allowed to join a ship as an able seaman until he had had four years' service. At present a man could join after six months' service, to the great danger of the lives of the travelling public.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. Havelock Wilson.)

MR. FORWOOD (Lancashire, Ormskirk)

The Bill is of considerable importance, and should not be brought on at this time of the night.


This Bill would prevent the whole of my constituents going to sea. I therefore object to it.

DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

They are at sea already.

Second Reading deferred till Tomorrow.