HC Deb 05 August 1966 vol 733 c219W
Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the feared loss of life on board the m.v. "Darlwin" and in order to allay public anxiety, he will order a formal inquiry under the terms of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894 into the disappearance of the vessel.

Mr. Jay

As I told the House on 2nd August, I have already appointed a surveyor to hold a preliminary inquiry into this casualty, and I shall decide, in the light of his report, whether to order a public formal investigation.

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