HC Deb 23 March 1882 vol 267 cc1659-60

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, If the recommendations of the Committee appointed to inquire into the safety of the Gunpowder Hulks on the Mersey, as embodied in their report dated August 1881, are to be carried into effect; and, if so, when?


Sir, it has been decided to carry out the recommendations of the Committee, and on the 24th of February a final letter was addressed to the manager of the powder hulks, who represents the owners of the magazines, pressing for a definite reply as to the date when the owners will be prepared to carry out the conditions. A letter has recently been received from the manager, promising to give attention to the matter, and stating that he is in communication with the various owners, who reside in various parts of the Kingdom.