HC Deb 08 April 1935 vol 300 cc809-10W

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has yet received the findings of the marine court appointed to inquire into the circumstances under which the steam launch "Manoung," on the ferry service between the Risalpur river and Saugor island, sank in a squall last year; and, in particular, whether he can now state if there were at the time on board more passengers than this launch was licensed to carry?


The answer to both parts of the question is in the affirmative. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the proceedings and report of the Court of Inquiry and of the resolution of the Government of Bengal regarding the findings of the Court.