HL Deb 25 July 1923 vol 54 cc1410-2

Order of the Day read for the House to be put into Committee on re-commitment of the Bill.

Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(The Earl of Clarendon.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

House in Committee accordingly:

[The EARL of DONOURHMORE in the Chair.]

Amendments proposed by the Joint Select Committee made.

Clauses 1 to 4 agreed to.

Clause 5:

Provision as to bulk cargoes.

5. Where under the custom of any trade the weight of any bulk cargo inserted in the bill of lading is a weight ascertained or accepted by a third party and not by the carrier or the shipper, and the fact that the weight is so ascertained or accepted is stated in the bill of lading, the hill of lading shall not be deemed to be primâ facie evidence against the carrier of the receipt of goods of the weight so inserted in the bill of lading, and the accuracy thereof at the time of shipment shall not be deemed to have been guaranteed by the shipper.

LORD KYLSANT moved to leave out "and not by" ["and not by the carrier or the shipper"] and insert "other than."

Amendment moved— Clause 5, page 2, lines 17 and 18, leave out ("and not by") and insert ("other than").—(Lord Kylsant.)


I will accept the Amendment.

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Clause 5, as amended, agreed to.

Remaining clause agreed to.

Schedule agreed to.