HC Deb 17 March 1893 vol 10 c473

Order for Committee read.

MR. C. FENWICK (Northumberland, Wansbeck)

I hope the House will allow me to make progress with this Bill to-night. The Act of 1887 provides that fishing boats used in trawling should, beside the skipper, have a second person on board possessed of a master's certificate. This Bill only provides that other fishing boats of the same registered tonnage as the trawlers should also carry a second certificated person on board. The measure received the assent of the Board of Trade when the late Government were in Office, and has the full approval of the late President of the Board of Trade.

An hon. MEMBER

I object.

Committee deferred till Monday next.