§ Mr. J. B. COUPER
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the s.s. "Antinoe" and the s.s. "Laristan" were fitted with the most modern appliances for launching boats at sea; and if he has any information showing whether, when they were in a sinking condition, the boats were unable to be launched owing to the list of each vessel?
§ Sir BURTON CHADWICK
Particulars of the launching appliances on these two ships are not at the moment available. Formal inquiries are being ordered in both cases, and all relevant circumstances will be investigated.