HC Deb 23 March 1905 vol 143 cc936-7

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the circumstances under which twenty-three lives were lost owing to the wreck of the ship "Khyber" off Land's End on the 15th instant, and to the fact that horses had to be fetched for the rocket apparatus from a distance of three-quarters of a mile; and whether he will inquire as to the advisability of working rocket wagons by petrol or some other similar power in places which are suitably situated for the purpose, and in which horses are difficult to obtain.

(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) The Board of Trade have ordered a formal inquiry to be held into the circumstances attending the recent wreck of the "Khyber," and the points mentioned by the hon. Member shall receive careful consideration.