HC Deb 26 August 1887 vol 320 cc10-1
MR. HOARE (Norwich)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether his attention has been called to the successful experiments carried out on the North German Company's steamer Main, in the use of oil during the prevalence of heavy seas in the Atlantic; and, whether he would consider the advisability of making further experiments as to the use of oil in stormy weather at sea?

THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)

The Board of Trade have not received any Report respecting the use of oil in the case referred to by the hon. Member; but a note is made in the Department of recorded cases that come under their notice. The Board have not, however, any funds at their disposal for the purpose of making experiments.