HC Deb 27 May 1884 vol 288 c1468

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If he would inform the House how many people have been drowned by shipwrecks upon our coasts since the appointment of the present Committee on Refuge Harbours, and how many of the persons thus drowned were fishermen?


, in reply, said, he was sorry he could not give the information the hon. Member asked for. The Wreck Returns were prepared for annual periods, and it would not be easy to obtain from them particulars relating to a particular time. The latest number of the Wreck Returns would be published in a few days, and it would give the information desired by the hon. Member down to June, 1883.