HC Deb 20 May 1887 vol 315 cc723-4

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether it is a fact that the evidence before the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the Loss of Life at Sea was closed already some nine months ago; whether any meetings of the Commissioners have since been held; and, whether the Report of said Commission has been drawn up; and, if so, when it will be laid before the House?

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

The Chairman of the Royal Commission on Loss of Life at Sea informs me that their proceedings were suspended during the winter by the absence abroad of two of its most important Members. The Commission have since met for the consideration of their Report, which they hope may be concluded shortly after Whitsuntide.