HC Deb 01 August 1887 vol 318 cc697-8
MR. GOURLEY (Sunderland)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If it is correct that there has been a considerable amount of Correspondence with the French Government regarding claims for damages by the owners of the French passenger steamer with which H.M.S. Sultan collided in the Tagus on the 24th December last; if so, will he be good enough to state the amount demanded, and whether the Admiralty have admitted the Sultan to be in fault?


There has been a Correspondence with the French Government on the subject, and the Correspondence is still continuing. I am not aware that any specific sum is claimed. The Admiralty, after careful inquiry into the incident, do not admit the liability of the Sultan for these claims.