HC Deb 11 April 1893 vol 11 c18

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India whether a freight of 300 tons of plant and machinery for a public work in Calcutta has been given by the Government brokers to the Gorman steamer Baroda, registered in Hamburg, and owned by the Hamburg and Calcutta Line; and, if so, why this preference has been given to a foreign vessel at a time when the British labour market is so depressed?


So far as the India Office is aware, no freight of Government stores has been given to any foreign vessel.