HC Deb 19 March 1907 vol 171 c666

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, as a result of the wreck of the "Berlin," he will take steps, either in concert with the Postmaster-General by allocation of subsidies, or otherwise, to secure that the entrances to the Continental harbours used in the cross-Channel traffic shall be adapted to the steamers using them, and thus to promote the safety of the British travelling public.


My right hon. friend has asked me to answer this Question. As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, a formal investigation has been ordered into the loss of the "Berlin." Until the result of that inquiry is known, it is impossible to say what steps might be taken.