HC Deb 07 June 1886 vol 306 c1127

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he is aware that the S.S. Creole has now arrived in London, and, whether, in conformity with his previous statement, any action is now being taken against the master, owners, or others in respect of their alleged irregularity in obtaining the clearance of the vessel?

THE SECRETARY (Mr. C. T. D. ACLAND)(who replied) (Cornwall, Launceston)

said: The Board of Trade are aware that the Creole has just returned to the United Kingdom, and they have called on the master for his explanation as a preliminary step to any further action that may be taken.