§ Mr. GEORGE GREENWOOD
asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the silting up of the River Nene, to the detriment of trade, and whether he will take any steps by legislation or otherwise to render this river again navigable?
I shall be happy to consider any suggestion that the Commissioners of the Navigation or any of the local authorities concerned may desire to make with a view to the improvement of the navigation, but I cannot promise legislation on the subject.
§ Mr. G. GREENWOOD
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether his attention has been recently directed to the Report made by Major Marindin to the Board of Trade in February, 1892, on this subject, and the suggestions then made?