§ MR. A. C. MORTON
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the Surveyors have, since the Merchant Shipping Act of 1892 came into force, discovered any stores that were not up to the standard; and have they rejected any such stores?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. MUNDELLA, Sheffield, Brightside)
The Act referred to by the hon. Member was brought into operation some 10 days since, and during the first week the Inspectors found it necessary in 25 cases to reject stores which it was proposed to ship for the use of the crew.