HC Deb 18 July 1878 vol 241 c1851

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If he will lay upon the Table any Correspondence between the Board of Trade and Captain Singleton Hooper, R. N., as to his patent rocket for saving life at sea and a proposed official trial of it?


, in reply, said, he did not think the Correspondence to which the hon. Member referred was of sufficient public interest to justify the expense which would be incurred in printing it. He might, however, inform him that Captain Hooper was informed a few days ago that arrangements would be made by the Board of Trade for another trial of his rockets as soon as practicable. If the hon. Gentleman would like to see the Correspondence, he would be happy to show it to him, if he would call at the Board of Trade.