§ Mr. Smithers
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the reasons for the sinking of the railway launch "Otter" on Lake Victoria with the loss of 18 lives; and what steps were taken to rescue survivors.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
There is to be an inquiry by a magistrate into the tragic loss of this launch and as the matter issub judice I cannot at present make any statement. I will write to my hon. Friend when the inquiry is concluded.