HC Deb 03 May 1887 vol 314 cc684-5
MR. HOARE (Norwich)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether any Report has been received on the use of the line-throwing gun as a means of saving life at sea; and, if not, whether the Board of Trade will institute an inquiry with the view of ascertaining how far the gun is suitable for wreck service, either on sea or from the land?

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

Several Reports have been received respecting the line-throwing gun referred to by the hon. Member, one of which refers to experiments made specially at Shoeburyness. These Reports will be laid before the Select Committee which is appointed to inquire into the subject of means for saving life at sea.