HC Deb 26 August 1887 vol 320 c24
VISCOUNT BARING (Bedfordshire, Biggleswade)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether he has received any Report as to the result of the inquiry promised by the French Government into the conduct of the officers in charge of the lighthouse near Dieppe on the occasion of the wreck of the steam packet Victoria?

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

The Board of Trade have received no Report such as that referred to by the noble Viscount; and, in answer to their further inquiry, they are informed that it is not the practice of the French Government to institute a minute inquiry into the circumstances attending the loss of a foreign vessel off the French coast.