HL Deb 06 July 1863 vol 172 c243

THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE moved the second reading of the Bill, the object of which was to amend the Act of 1855. Serious complaints had been made as to the treatment to which emigrants were subjected on shipboard with respect to overcrowding, the nature of the food supplied, and other matters. The Act was introduced to remedy these evils, and in pursuance of the recommendation of the Emigration Commissioners further Amendments were introduced by the present Bill.

Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House To-morrow.