HC Deb 31 July 1907 vol 179 cc942-3
SIR W. J. COLLINS (St. Pancras, W.)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether a conference has taken place between the representatives of Guernsey and Jersey and the Board of Trade in regard to the Board's memorandum dealing with the proposed assimilation of the shipping laws of the Channel Islands to those of this country; and, if So, with what result.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) Yes, Sir; a conference which it is hoped will have useful results has been held, and there was a general agreement amongst the members present that uniformity in the law relating to merchant shipping was desirable on various points. It is hoped that in course of time this agreement may lead to legislation.