I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that up to the time of the foundering in the Suez Canal of the s.s. "Chatham," laden with dynamite, no regulations whatever existed for ensuring precautions in cases of ships passing through the canal carrying explosives; whether any regulations with that object have since been put in force; and, if so, whether he will lay upon the Table of the House a copy of such regulations.
§ SIR EDWARD GREY
I shall be obliged if the hon. Member will postpone his Question for a week. I am making inquiry of the Board of Trade.