HC Deb 02 July 1896 vol 42 cc532-3
MR. H. C. STEPHENS (Middlesex, Hornsey)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, whether he will arrange that the official and ship's logs of all vessels during the time they were in the charge of the late captain of the Drummond Castle in his capacity as captain or as chief officer of such vessels shall be open to inspection by representatives of deceased passengers at the office of the Board of Trade or elsewhere at least six days before the commencement of the Inquiry; and, whether the same moans for information and facilities will be afforded in respect of vessels in the charge of the late chief officer of the Drummond Castle as captain or as chief officer of such vessels?


The official logs of the vessels referred to in the question will be open to inspection at the Board of Trade during the time mentioned by my hon. Friend. The ship's logs are in the custody of the Owners, who have been requested to produce them at the Inquiry.