HC Deb 14 August 1879 vol 249 cc983-4

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether his attention has been called to an incorrect statement recently published as to the dangers connected with explosions on coal-laden ships; and, whether he will put forward, by authority, some statement to remedy the very great danger arising from the acceptance of misleading statements on the subject?


, in reply, said, the important subject to which the right hon. Gentleman called attention had been under the consideration of the Board of Trade, and it was not impro- bable that it would deal with the matter in some such way as the right hon. Gentleman had indicated; but he could not give any definite assurance.