§ MR. O'BEIRNE
said, he would beg to ask the Vice President of the Board of Trade, What are the qualifications of the Surveyors of Iron Passenger Ships under the Merchant Shipping Act of 1854?
§ MR. MONSELL
said, in reply, that the surveyors appointed to survey iron passenger steamships were required to have an actual practical knowledge of the property of iron and the mode of construction of iron ships. Before a surveyor was appointed he was obliged to produce indentures showing that he had served his time to the trade, and he was subject to personal examination before one of the head surveyors of the Board of Trade.