Sir R. HALL
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller whether he has any information as to the passing by the Senate of the United States of America of a Bill, known as the Jones Bill, dealing with mercantile marine matters; and, if so, whether any Clauses in that Bill in any way affect the interests of the British mercantile marine?
§ Colonel L. WILSON
A copy of the Bill referred to has been received, and its provisions are receiving the careful consideration of the Departments concerned. Undoubtedly many of the provisions of this Bill, if assented to, will affect the interests of the Mercantile Marine of this and other countries, and representations have been sent to the British Ambassador at Washington.