§ On the Order for the Adjourned Debate on the Motion for the appointment of a Select Committee on this subject,
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. J. BRYCE,) Aberdeen, S.
said it had been brought to his knowledge that the hon. Member had two Amendments down, and he thought it might be worth while asking the hon. Member to withdraw one, and to accept a proposition in regard to the other.
§ MR. SPEAKER
said, that the right hon. Gentleman had already exhausted his right of speech on this Motion.
§ MR. G. C. T. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
said, he would move the Adjournment to give the right hon. Gentleman the right to speak.
§ MR. BRYCE
said, that one of the hon Member's Amendments referred to the screening of sidelights, as to which a Departmental Committee was sitting; and the other brought in the sound signals prescribed by Article 15 and Article 28 of the Revised Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. Would the hon. Member accept an Amendment to the Motion of the hon. Member for West Perthshire, providing for the inclusion in the reference of any objection which might be taken to Rule 15 in respect of fog signals as prescribed by Article 28? That would achieve the hon. Member's object, and he hoped the hon. Member would accept the proposal, withdrawing his amendment in respect of sidelights.
§ MR. T. G. BOWLES
said that he recognised the conciliatory spirit of the right, hon. Gentleman, and was very much inclined to agree to his proposal, because he did not want this question to be hung up. But the proposal did not entirely meet his views, and he must ask the, right hon. Gentleman to put it down again for Monday, in order that he might consider whether he could accept it.
§ Order deferred till Monday next.
§ House adjourned at Ten minutes after Twelve o'clock.