HC Deb 15 July 1907 vol 178 c334

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the rates of insurance charged upon Atlantic steamships destined for Halifax are roughly 50 per cent. higher than the rates charged on ships destined for New York; and whether it is proposed by His Majesty's Government to ask Parliament to subsidise a service of fast steamships upon a route which involves a 50 per cent. greater risk of loss of life and property.


The Board of Trade are informed by some of the chief associations of underwriters that in respect of vessels of equal class the rate for Halifax is practically the same as that to New York.