§ Order of the Day for the Third Reading read.
§ LORD POPPLEWELL
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a third time. In doing so, I should like to thank your Lordships for the strong support and kind encouragement you have already given me with this Bill. It has the full support of both sides of the shipping industry, and the Board of Trade, and has had a quite smooth and unimpeded passage. The purpose of the Bill, as your Lordships know, is to extend the requirement to carry officers holding British certificates to all British foreign-going ships registered in the United Kingdom wherever and whenever they put to sea. It will help considerably to maintain the very high standard of ships flying the British Flag. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.—(Lord Popplewell.)
§ On Question, Bill read 3a, and passed.