asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the conditions which existed in October and November last on board a transport used on the Bombay route when the food was bad, the accommodation overcrowded, and there was no proper medical inspection; whether the men signed for their pay but did not receive it before they called at Cape Town; whether any inquiry has been instituted; and, if so, whether he is prepared to communicate the result to the House?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
Careful inquiries have been made into the case which my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind. The report of the voyage does not bear out the allegations which have been made to him. There were no complaints of any kind, and there was no sickness.