HC Deb 03 March 1936 vol 309 cc1169-71
27. Colonel ROPNER

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the delay in introducing the necessary legislation to give effect to the Convention on the limitation of shipowners' liability, signed by His Majesty's Ambassador in 1924, is damaging the


Can the right hon. Gentleman do anything to increase the number?

Following is the statement:

prestige of this country and injurious to British shipping; and whether he can now say when it will be introduced?


There are still outstanding substantial differences of opinion as to the exact meaning of certain provisions of the Convention. The question whether these differences can be settled is under re-examination at this moment, but I am not yet in a position to make any statement on the subject.