§ MR. J. LOWLES (Shoreditch, Haggerston)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the large loss of life which has occurred, especially of children, in the Regent's Canal at Haggerston, owing to the entire absence of railings on many portions of the canal banks; and, whether he will at once insist upon some adequate provision being made to prevent as far as possible a continuance of this evil?
§ MR. RITCHIE
We have no information on the subject referred to by my hon. Friend, because such accidents in the ordinary course would not be reported to the Board of Trade, but I will communicate with the Company on the subject.