HC Deb 16 March 1938 vol 333 c425W
Mr. T. Morris

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any report has been received by his Department as to the cause of the recent deaths on board the liner the "Llanstephan Castle "?

Captain Wallace

Yes, Sir. Three members of the crew are certified to have died in Port Sudan Hospital on the 13th, 14th and 16th February of malignant malaria. Another member of the crew died on board the vessel on the 8th February and the primary cause of his death is stated in the log to have been amoebic dysentery. As a result of his inquiry into this death, the Superintendent of the Mercantile Marine Office has endorsed the log to the effect that there is not sufficient evidence available to enable him to say whether the statement of the cause of death in the log is in his opinion true or not.