§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ Clause 1.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. BRYCE,) Aberdeen, S.
said, this Bill was a very large consolidation Bill which had been read a second time, and considered during this Session and last Session by a very strong Committee of the whole House, presided over by the Lord Chancellor. It was a Bill of great importance to the merchant shipping community, and it was very desirable that it should pass this Session.
§ MR. GOSCHEN
said, he did not think anybody expected the Bill to come on. He, however, did not oppose it in any way. But the right hon. Gentleman had got the Chairman in the Chair, and he thought he ought to be satisfied with that. There would be no gain in proceeding further during the next two minutes.
§ Committee report Progress; to sit again To-morrow.