§ MR. CHARLES WILSON (Hull, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether, in consequence of representations made by the German 1568 Government and by the fishing vessels of this country, he will consider the desirability of omitting the word "sailing" in the first and second lines of Article 26 of the Regulations for preventing Collisions at Sea. I would tell the right hon. Gentleman that there was a Debate in the Imperial German Parliament on the subject this year, and that this proposal received their support?
§ LORD GEORGE HAMILTON (for Mr. RITCHIE)
The representations to which the hon. Member refers are receiving the careful consideration of the Board of Trade. Before coming to any definite decision in the matter it will be necessary to ascertain the views of the several interests concerned, and steps are being taken with that object in view.