§ Brigadier-General CHARTERIS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been directed to the experimental tests of the Mac- 2502W Blantyre, Cambuslang, and Rutherglen; and convictions for drunkenness and offences due thereto in these parishes for the periods specified?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The information desired is as follows:
lachlan davit, which enables the lowering of boats to be operated and controlled by one individual; whether this system has been examined by his Department: if so, whether it fulfils all the requirements of the Board of Trade Regulations under the Life Saving Appliances Act; and whether, if it does fulfil these requirements and in view of its advantages, he will take steps to ensure its provision on all hired transports and subsidised mail steamers carrying passengers?
§ Sir B. CHADWICK
The davit referred to has been inspected by technical officers of the Board of Trade, and has been accepted as complying with the Life Saving Appliance Rules. It is not the practice of the Board of Trade to require shipowners to fit any particular type of davit on their ships, a shipowner being at liberty to fit any davit that complies with the Board's requirements.2503W