MPs debated the Marine Navigation (No. 2) Bill at report stage on 30 November 2012.
The Marine Navigation (No. 2) Bill is a private member's bill that is being sponsored by Conservative MP Sheryll Murray.
The bill was presented to Parliament through the ballot procedure, and given its first reading, on 20 June 2012.
The bill extends the powers of port police, beyond the current one-mile radius, to allow them to deal better with suspects.
It would also allow Trinity House, which oversees shipping safety, to charge for services on the open market to cut costs for existing users.
After debate on Mrs Murray's bill concluded, there was a brief report stage debate on Conservative MP John Glen's Presumption of Death Bill.
This was followed by report stage of the Mobile Homes Bill, a private member's bill sponsored by Conservative MP Peter Aldous.