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evidence, and in the public interest, I came to the conclusion that I could not press it. The Commissioner: Then there is a further consideration. The Attorney-General: Yes, your Lordship gave a ruling which decided us that in any event it would only be taking up time uselessly upon this point inasmuch as your Lordship is only going to make a general recommendation with regard to this matter, and not a specific one; and consequently I thought we ought not even to attempt to take up further time with discussions of that kind. It would involve my calling evidence as to other systems as well. The Commissioner: Not only that, but I think the considerations which guide the Admiralty are probably quite different from those which guide the constructors of merchant vessels. The Attorney-General: Quite, my Lord. Mr. Edwards: May I say at once that that is an explanation entirely satisfactory. The Attorney-General: Very well. Then there are one or two matters I should like to deal with. There is the table I referred to. The Table was handed in, and is as follows: -
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