CLYDE NAVIGATION BILL. (By Order).

Orders of the Day — Private Business. – in the House of Commons on 7th March 1929.

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Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a Second time."

Major-General Sir NEWTON MOORE:

I think that a Measure of such importance deserves some explanation. I understand that objection was taken to certain Clauses in this Bill, and I shall be interested to know why those objections have been withdrawn.

Photo of Mr James Couper Mr James Couper , Glasgow Maryhill

As I originally put down my name in opposition to this Bill, I wish to say that, after a conference with those who promoted the Bill, the chairman and his colleagues of the Clyde Trust, an arrangement has been reached by which they have agreed to withdraw certain conditions which would have affected the question of stevedoring on the Clyde, and we have, therefore—I and those who have supported me in opposition—accepted the arrangement and withdrawn our opposition to the Bill.