HL Deb 17 May 1898 vol 57 c1521

My Lords, I beg to ask your Lordships' permission to the adjournment until Friday of the following Motion which stands on the Paper in my name for this evening:— To move to resolve that in view of the serious need that exists of insuring in time of war an adequate reserve for our Navy, and also a constant supply of food to this country, it is the duty of Her Majesty's Government to take such measures as may be deemed advisable (1) to encourage and assist the British shipowers in their competition with foreign vessels, to man their vessels exclusively with British subjects; (2) to ensure that men shipping as seamen shall be bonâ fide of the class that their certificates and discharges would show them to be; and (3) to amend the law relating to such certificates and discharges.

Adjournment agreed to.

House adjourned at 5.30.