HC Deb 06 May 1912 vol 38 c19

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the steamship "Avon" recently carried 1,065 emigrants to the Argentine, such number being largely in excess of her authorised capacity, and 560 of whom embarked at Lisbon; and what steps, if any, the Board proposes to take to ensure that, after an emigrant ship has left a British port with its legal complement of passengers, other persons are not taken on board at foreign ports?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)

I have not received any information as to any contravention of the law by the "Avon," but I am making inquiries into the matter.