§ Considered in Committee.
§ MR. J. C. MACDONA (Southwark, Rotherhithe)
said, this was a simple Measure, which had for its object that masters of ships crossing the Atlantic should, if they came across derelict vessels, report them to the next port they came to. It was a Bill which, if passed, would save human life and property.
§ MR. RITCHIE
said he was doubtful if the Bill would be of very great utility, but, at any rate, it would be harmless.
MR. M. MCCAETAN (Down, S.)
said, two years ago two steamers had been lost, and their loss was generally ascribed to derelict vessels.
§ Reported without amendment. Bill read 3°, and passed.