HC Deb 17 April 1874 vol 218 c711

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether any Correspondence has taken place between the Government of this Country and the Spanish Government relative to the running down of the British merchant vessel "Ellen Constance "by the Spanish ironclad" Vittoria "on the coast of Spain; and, when that Correspondence, if any, will be laid on the Table of the House?


The Ministry of Marine in Madrid have ordered an inquiry into the collision between the British ship Ellen Constance and the Spanish iron-clad Vittoria, off the coast of Spain, and so have the Board of Trade, who are now awaiting the result of the Spanish inquiry. There has been some Correspondence on the subject, and there will be no objection to lay it on the Table when the inquiry is ended.