§ SIR E. BIRKBECK (Norfolk, E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the fact that, on the 16th instant, one of the Palling lifeboats, stationed on the coast of Norfolk, was launched to the assistance of a stranded vessel, and rescued six lives; whether he is aware that she struck on the wreck of the "Danmark," and was seriously stove in: whether this is one of the wrecks for the removal of which the professional advisers of the Board of Trade refused to grant the funds under "The Removal of Wrecks Act (1877) Amendment Act, 1889," notwithstanding the recommendation of the Committee of the Trinity House that it was dangerous to lifeboat service; and whether he will give the necessary instructions for its speedy removal?
§ *THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD or TRADE (Sir M. HICKS BEACH,) Bristol. W.
Yes, Sir. The facts stated by the hon. Baronet are substantially correct; but I am now in communication with the Trinity House with regard to the removal of the wreck referred to.