§ 32. Mr. HAROLD SMITH
asked what special precautions are insisted upon as a protection to life in ocean-going steamers; and whether any and, if so, what such precautions were taken in the case of the steamship "Persia" before leaving port on her last voyage?
§ Mr. PRETYMAN
In order to meet the special risks which have arisen during the present War, the Board of Trade some time ago issued to masters and owners of passenger vessels instructions with regard to the special precautions to be taken. I am sending the hon. and learned Gentleman a copy of these instructions. The Board have no reason to think that any precautions were omitted in the case of the steamship "Persia."