§ MR. WEBB (Waterford, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether there is any law to restrain the occupation of the waterway 1544 of the Thames by advertisement boats, such as the one which is now moored opposite the terrace of this House?
§ * THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Sir M. HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
The Thames Conservators are the Authority having charge of the river. I am not aware of any law on the subject referred to in the hon. Member's question, but I will communicate with the Conservators on the matter.