§ MR. CHARLES M'ARTHUR (Liverpool, Exchange)
I beg to ask the Under-secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has been apprised of resolutions recently passed by the Liverpool International Maritime Conference, and by other bodies representing British mercantile and shipping interests, in favour of the participation of this country in the conference convened by the Belgian Government to promote uniformity in the laws of the various maritime States with respect to collision and salvage liabilities; and if he is now in a position to state whether His Majesty's Government will be represented at the adjourned meeting of the conference.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Earl PERCY,) Kensington, S.
I am aware of the resolutions referred to by the hon. Mem-† See page 80.806 ber, which have received our careful attention. His Majesty's Government have decided to appoint an official representative to attend the adjourned meeting of the conference at Brussels. The terms of his instructions are under consideration.