HL Deb 03 August 1855 vol 139 cc1715-6

moved to resolve— That the passing of the Passengers Act Amendment Bill is rendered advisable in consequence of an Act recently passed by the Congress of the United States of America, by which new Regulations with respect to Ships carrying Passengers are made compulsory on all Vessels, British and American, which land Passengers in their Ports; this Act, only just received, delayed the Bill in the other House for the purpose of making Corresponding Regulations on the part of this Country applicable to British Shipping carrying Emigrants to America, and consequently the Circumstances which render Legislation on the Subject of the said Bill expedient are of such Urgency as to render the immediate Consideration of the same necessary.

Agreed to; Bill read 2a (according to Order), and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.