HC Deb 23 November 1926 vol 200 cc225-6W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can say whether, in the case of the British steamship "Eastway," which capsized on 22nd October with the loss of 23 lives, owing to being overloaded, the 200 tons of coal taken on board over the proper loading capacity were part of the original requisition or were due to a subsequent instruction following the ordinary cargo being taken on?


All the circumstances of this casualty will be investigated at the formal inquiry which has been ordered, and it would be undesirable to make a statement on particular points in advance of the inquiry.