HC Deb 10 October 1912 vol 42 cc529-30
83. Mr. COOPER

asked the President of the Board of Trade if the Marine Department of the Board of Trade has required the "Olympic" to go into dock for extensive alterations to her construction as a result of the "Titanic" Inquiry; and, if so, why other abnormally large vessels, like the "Lusitania, "are not equally required to be reconstructed?

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

The alterations, which, as I understand, are about to be made to the "Olympic" are not in consequence of any requirement of the Board of Trade.


May I ask the right lion. Gentleman if he will deny that there has been consultation between the Board o£ Trade and the designers of the "Olympic" on this matter?


I do not know to what the lion. Gentleman refers. He can put a question down.