§ MR. BOTTOMLEY (Hackney, S.)
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether in view of the fact that no opportunity was afforded to discuss Clause 34 of the Licensing Bill, which imposes liability upon the masters and owners of passenger vessels, he will arrange to give the House facilities on the Report stage for the discussion of such clause.
§ MR. ASQUITH
I do not think that any peculiar facilities can be given on the Report stage for the discussion of Clause 34 and the fifth Schedule as compared with other parts of the Bill, but I may point out that Amendments appear on the Paper in the name of my hon. friend the Under-Secretary of State, which are the result of a conference with representatives of the shipowners, and I have every reason to believe that, while they do not impair the effectiveness of the provisions in the Bill, they are satisfactory to those concerned.