HC Deb 30 March 1903 vol 120 c557
MR. RUNCIMAN (Dewsbury)

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, with regard to the draft treaties relating to the law of collision and salvage at sea, based on suggestions made at conferences of shipowners, lawyers, underwriters, and merchants organised by the Comite Maritime International at Antwerp 1898, London 1899, Paris 1900, and Hamburg 1902, received from the Belgian Government, and the suggestion that these draft treaties should be submitted to a diplomatic conference for consideration, if he will state what action is to be taken by the Government; and what reply has been made to the Belgian Government.

(Answered by Lord Cranborne.) The matter is still under consideration by His Majesty's Government.