§ Mr. Windsor
asked the President of the Board of Trade, (1) whether he will have investigation made into complaints of deficiency of essential medical stores during a recent voyage of the steamship "Corinthic," completed at Hull on the 25th October last, the complaints having specific reference to the absence of proper surgical dressings and bandages when a member of the crew had a foot badly scalded;
(2) whether he will have an inquiry male into the circumstances of the refusal by the master of the steamship "Corinthic," during a recent voyage to give a member of the crew permission to lodge a complaint with the British consul or representative in or near Mobile, United States of America?
§ Mr. Stanley
I have made inquiries into this case and I cannot find that the master refused permission to any member of his crew to lodge a complaint with the consul or that there was at any time during the voyage a shortage of proper surgical dressings and bandages.