§ MR. MCCARTAN (Down, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to 1542 the deaths by drowning in the docks and harbour of Belfast, whether it is correct that 43 dead bodies of males and females have been found there since 1st January, 1894; and if he can state in how many of these cases the coroners' juries added to their verdicts riders attributing the deaths to the unprotected state of the docks?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The number of bodies found as described in the first paragraph was, I am informed, 53, not 43. The answer to the second paragraph is 16.