§ MR. RENSHAW (Renfrew. W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the recapping with salt or the renewing of the pickle of casks of salt provisions, in accordance with the instructions of an Inspector under "The Merchant Shipping Act, 1892,"prior to same being passed by him for ships use, constitutes a, technical rejection of the entire parcel submitted for inspection; and whether the list of inspected, passed, and rejected stores, detailed in the Letter of the Board of Trade to the Chairman of the Chamber of Shipping of date 1st, February, 1891, was compiled on this basis, and, if so, how many of the 65.'! tierces of beef under new stores, and 450 tierces under surplus stores, also of the 345 casks of pork under new stores, and 348 under surplus stores, returned therein as rejected, were technical rejections in the sense referred to?
§ MR. MUNDELLA
In cases where the pickle on salt provisions was had, or where an insufficient quantity of salt was in the casks, the parcel was rejected. In the list; sent to the Chamber of Shipping such rejections were included and were as follows:—New beef, 149 tierces: surplus beef, 209 tierces; new pork, 87 barrels: surplus pork, 185 barrels.