HC Deb 01 August 1912 vol 41 c2274W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, now that the purely legal inquiry into the "Titanic" disaster required by the Merchant Shipping Acts has taken place, he will order an inquiry to be held into the causes of the accident, including the responsibility of his own Department?


The Inquiry that has been held by Lord Mersey fully covered all the causes of the casualty, together with the administration by the Board of Trade of the Merchant Shipping Acts, so far as relevant to the matter. I have already informed the House of the steps that I am taking to revise the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Trade dealing with safety at sea.