HC Deb 25 March 1895 vol 32 cc135-6

Order read for resuming the Debate on Amendment proposed to Question (27th February, 13th March)— 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 Currie.) And which Amendment was— To leave out from the word 'raised,' in line 2, to the end of the Question, in order to add the words, 'Order in Council of the 30th day of January, 1893, relative to the fixing and screening of ships' lights, and to the adoption by Order in Council of the sound signals prescribed by Article 15 and Article 28 of the Revised Regulations for preventing Collision at Sea, as set forth in the Board of Trade Circular to Shipowners of 6th March, 1894."—(Mr. T. Gibson Bowles.)

Question again proposed, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question."

Debate resumed.


said, that he was glad to be able now to ask the House for leave to withdraw his Amendment. He had consulted his friends in Liverpool, and, while they had made certain suggestions, they had left the matter to his discretion. As the President of the Board of Trade had given way in the matter, he wished to meet him in the same conciliatory spirit, and he therefore asked leave to withdraw his Amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

MR. S. WILLIAMSON (Kilmarnock Burghs)

proposed, as an Amendment, to add to the Motion, the words following— Including any objections which may be taken to that rule, having regard to the sound signals prescribed by Rule 28.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as thus amended, agreed to.

The House adjourned at Twenty-five minutes after Twelve o'clock.