That a Select Committee be appointed to consider the objections which have been raised to the adoption by Order in Council of Rule 15 of the revised International Regulations for preventing collisions at sea, dealing with sound signals in fog, as suggested by the Washington Conference, and considered by the maritime Powers.—(Sir Donald Carrie.)
§ MR. R. W. HANBURY (Preston)
hoped the hon. Member would consent to postpone his Motion, as his hon. Friend the Member for Lynn Regis (Mr. T. Gibson Bowles), who was unable to be present, had a very important Amendment to extend the scope of the reference.
§ MR. H. S. FOSTER (Suffolk, Lowestoft)
also hoped the reference would be so extended as not only to deal with fog signals, but night signals at sea generally.
§ *SIR DONALD CURRIE (Perthshire, W.)
appealed to the hon. Member for Preston to withdraw his objection, as it was very important that this Committee should be appointed as soon as possible.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. BRYCE,) Aberdeen, S.
joined in the appeal, observing that it was extremely desirable that the Inquiry should proceed at the earliest possible moment.
§ Motion accordingly postponed.