HC Deb 09 August 1878 vol 242 c1639

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If he has as yet received any information of the steamship "Austin Friars" of London; and, whether it be correct that the crew were placed on short allowance of food seven days after leaving the port of Carwan?


On receiving a letter from the hon. Member conveying a complaint respecting the food supplied to the crew of the Austin Friars, I directed the Registrar General of Seamen to report the arrival of the ship, in order that an inquiry might be made into the circumstances complained of. The vessel has not yet arrived, so that I am not yet in a position to give any information on the subject.