§ MR. CUNINGHAME GRAHAM
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to several instances of alleged overloading of cattle ships from New York to Liverpool; if the death-rate among the cattle is very high on these passages; and if reports of great cruelties to cattle on board these ships have reached him?
§ * THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Sir M. HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
I fear the death-rate in some of these cases has been extremely high, but I have no information that would justify a charge of cruelty. I have directed inquiries to be made on the whole subject.