HC Deb 23 May 1907 vol 174 cc1157-8

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many live animals of different kinds on board the "Iverna" on her passage from Drogheda to Liverpool on 11th June, 1906, was she registered to carry, and how many of each kind were killed or injured on the journey.

(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) My right hon. friend has asked me to answer this Question. Vessels employed in the cattle carrying trade are not registered to carry any particular number of animals. On the voyage in question, the "Iverna" shipped fifty cattle, 4,097 sheep, and five swine, and of these thirteen sheep were lost and three injured. The inspector who superintended the shipment reports that there was no overcrowding, and we arc informed by the owners of the vessel that the death of the animals was solely attributable to the excessive heat which prevailed during the voyage.