HC Deb 06 March 1876 vol 227 c1414

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether it is true that within the last week two vessels have arrived, one at Queenstown and the other in London, with an unusual number of bad cases of scurvy on board; and, whether it is the intention of the Board of Trade to institute an inquiry into the causes thereof, and whether the result of these inquiries will be laid before the House?


I suppose the two cases referred to are the West Ridge, of Liverpool, and the Prince Rupert, of St. John, New Brunswick. In both of these cases there were several pronounced cases of scurvy. Inquiry has already been ordered in each case, to be held by the medical officers of the Board. Reports will be laid on the Table in duo course, with other Papers, as I lately promised.