§ 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
§ Following is the statement:
§ prestige of this country and injurious to British shipping; and whether he can now say when it will be introduced?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
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 1171 is under re-examination at this moment, but I am not yet in a position to make any statement on the subject.