Mr. C. WASON
asked the President of the Board of Trade why a person who salved a valuable drum of liquid at some expense and trouble, and informed the Receiver of Wrecks, Lerwick, in March last year, has not yet been paid the percentage of value to which he is entitled and remuneration for his outlay?
Sir A. STANLEY
Presumably this question relates to a drum salved at Dunrossness. There is no local market-for goods of this nature, and the delay in settling the salvage claim in this case was mainly due to the steps taken to secure a 'profitable sale, whereby the salvor will ultimately benefit. The Board of Trade 'have called for a report in the matter from the Receiver of Wrecks, and I will inform my hon. Friend of the result in due course.1583W