HL Deb 08 November 1911 vol 10 cc106-7

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, the object of this Bill is simply to give to the Harbour Commissioners of the Isle of Man powers which they do not at present possess to provide, work, and maintain ferries. There is only one matter in the Bill which I need bring to your Lordships' notice. It is proposed to raise the maximum duty to be charged as respects passengers embarked or disembarked at a harbour in the Isle of Man between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays. The population of the Isle of Man seem to have been very much overrun by tourists from Liverpool and Manchester, and it is on this account that they desire this clause inserted in the Bill. I may mention that at the proceedings of the Court of Tynwald on March 27 a resolution to this effect was carried without dissent. There is nothing else of any moment in the Bill. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(The Earl of Granard.)

On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next