HC Deb 21 January 1878 vol 237 cc253-4

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If his attention has been called to the insufficiency of the shelter provided for deck passengers in steamers plying between Ireland and Great Britain, and the fact that even women and children are sometimes exposed during long winter nights to the inclemency of the weather; and, if so, what steps he proposes to take in order to remedy this evil?


Sir, my attention has been called to this subject and Papers will be immediately laid upon the Table containing the Re-port I have received and the instructions I have issued in consequence, which instructions, meet, I hope, the case both as to the necessity of increased accommodation and to the separation in these steamers.