§ MR. MONTAGU CHAMBERS
asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he will place upon the Table of the House the Minutes of Evidence taken by the Shorthand Writer at the recent official investigation by the Magistrate, assisted by the Nautical Assessors Captain Harris and Captain Oates, at Greenwich Police Court, into the circumstances of the collision between the screw steamer "C. M. Palmer" and the barque "Larnax," on the night of the 19th of February last, in Gravesend Reach, which resulted in the loss of three lives: viz. Lily Frail, the captain's daughter (of the "Larnax"), Thomas R. Boucher, the steward of the "Larnax," and John Guidott, visitor on board the "Larnax," together with the official Report or decision of the Magistrate and Nautical Assessors?
§ MR. CHICHESTER FORTESCUE,
in reply, said, that there were no shorthand notes of the inquiry into this collision; but the notes taken by the clerk in the ordinary way could be produced if moved for. No official Report or decision had been made; indeed, the inquiry had been adjourned pending an appeal to the Privy Council from the Court of Admiralty.