§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON (Dundee)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether it is intended to hold an inquiry into the circumstances which led to the wreck of the Queensland mail steamer Quetta on the night of the 28th February, and also into the cause of the great loss of human life with which it was attended?
§ * SIR M. HICKS BEACH
The Board of Trade are not in a position to institute an inquiry into the loss of the Quetta until they learn whether an inquiry will or will not be held by the Queensland Government, who generally hold inquiries with regard to all wrecks occurring within their jurisdiction. I may add that no official information has yet been received respecting the circumstances of the wreck.