§ MR. W. F. LAWRENCE (Liverpool, Abercromby)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, whether he can say how soon he will be able to undertake the Bill regarding the Mercantile Marine Fund and the Light Dues on Shipping?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. C. T. RITCHIE,) Croydon
I cannot name a day for bringing in the Bill, but I hope it will be soon.
In reply to a supplementary question by Sir CHARLES DILKE, the PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE said: I am afraid that whatever sympathy I may have in the training of British boys on board merchant ships, it will be impossible, without unduly complicating the Bill, to introduce any proposal on that subject.