HL Deb 13 March 1851 vol 114 cc1301-2

House in Committee according to order.


postponed the clauses which it was his intention to move until a future stage of the Bill.


proposed to introduce a clause to bring foreign ships in the emigrant trade within the provisions of the Bill. Since the repeal of the navigation laws, vessels of other countries were allowed to carry emigrants; and therefore it became necessary to introduce a clause, providing that all foreign vessels sailing to British ports should be required to comply with the regulations of the Passengers Act, and should further give a bond that they would submit themselves to the jurisdiction of the Colonial Courts, and to the same penalties which might be inflicted on British vessels transgressing the Act.

The clause was brought up and read a first and second time; to be reported to-morrow.