Merchant Shipping (Safety and Loadline Conventions) Bill, 1933—First Stage.

I ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to make such provision as may be necessary to give full effect to the provisions of an International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, signed in London on the 31st day of May, 1929, and of an International Load Line Convention signed in London on the 5th day of July, 1930, and to amend the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1921, in so far as is necessary to give effect to the said Conventions.

Leave given. Bill read the First Time. Ordered for Second Reading on 27th September, 1933.

When will this Bill be circulated?

This week.