HC Deb 09 June 1873 vol 216 c636

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If he will lay upon the Table Copies of the Papers on the subject of Transport "Rowena;" and, of any Reports by the Director of Transports on the employment of Shipping Agents?


in reply, said, that the case to which the Question of the hon. and gallant Baronet referred was one of sea damage to a small cargo of naval stores, which were consigned to the Cape in October, 1870. On account of the length of time which had elapsed, and of certain questions of liability which were involved, he thought it would not be desirable to furnish the Papers asked for. In answer to the second part of the Question, no Reports had been made. The system had worked satisfactorily during the last two years, and no Government Stores had suffered damage, notwithstanding that many accidents of the nature had happened to the Mercantile Marine.