§ House in Committee (according to Order.)
§ THE DUKE OF SOMERSET
said, that while he was not averse to the main propositions of the Bill, he thought that the provisions would require amendment by the Committee, He had prepared the amendments which were deemed desirable by the Admiralty. The noble Duke then moved the first of these.
§ LORD CHELMSFORD
said, that he must oppose the Amendments, because they would destroy the whole effect of the Bill. From 1814 to 1854 all prize proceedings were instituted by the agents of the captors.
§ After a short conversation, which was inaudible,1143
§ Amendments made: The Report thereof to be received on Thursday next; and Bill to be printed as amended. (No. 235.)