HC Deb 10 May 1894 vol 24 cc770-1

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, with regard to the steamship Havel, which arrived in the port of Southampton from New York this week with more than 50 passengers, whether, in the case of this vessel, the Regulations were complied with as enacted, for instance, in Clauses 4, 14, 100, 101, and 103 of the Act 18 & 19 Vic, c. 119, which specify what space, accommodation, and so forth, are to be provided for passengers, and certified by the authorities of the port?


My attention had previously been directed to this vessel, which, however, only arrived at Southampton yesterday morning. The Havel was boarded off Calshot by one of the emigration officers acting under the instructions of the Board of Trade, and he reports this morning that the number of steerage passengers on the lower passenger deck was in excess of the number allowed by "The Passengers Act." The vessel, which is foreign owned, was on her way to Bremen; but, as she landed passengers at Southampton, I will call upon the agents of the Company in this country for an explanation.