HC Deb 08 February 1956 vol 548 cc187-8W
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.

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