§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will grant a return showing the number of fatal and other accidents resulting from the use of Belleville boilers in the Royal Navy.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
The only serious accident known, beside that on board the "Terrible," when one stoker was killed and three suffered from burns, took place on board the "Argonaut" when she was about to leave the contractor's works on the Clyde. On this occasion, in consequence of a bolt being left out of place, a joint of the economizer gave out, and two contractor's men and three stokers were scalded.