HC Deb 18 December 1935 vol 307 c1769W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the inadequacy of the wireless installation on the steamship "Noemijulia"; and what steps have been taken to remedy the defects?


Complaints have been made that the wireless telegraph installation on this ship is in a defective condition, but as the ship is trading continuously abroad it has not been possible for the Board of Trade to investigate the complaints or themselves to take steps to ensure that a satisfactory wireless apparatus is carried. A request was made some time ago to the authorities of one country occasionally visited by the ship to survey the wireless telegraph installation on our behalf should she visit one of their ports, but no report of any such survey has been received. Similiar requests are being addressed to the administration of the other countries bordering on the Mediterranean which have adopted the Safety Convention.