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Mercantile Marine—Shipwrecked Vessels—Question

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 25 May 1876

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether his attention has been called to the debate in the Legislative Assembly of Melbourne on the propriety of Her Majesty's ships calling at the islands between the Cape of Good Hope and Australia to relieve those shipwrecked upon them; and, if so, what steps he has taken or proposes to take in the matter?

, in reply, said, he had not seen any report of the debate to which the hon. Member referred; but the Admiralty had received a communication from Lloyd's Committee on the subject, and in the Correspondence which had ensued Her Majesty's Governmens had expressed their views and intentions on the matter. As the story was too long to give in an Answer to a Question it would be more convenient if the hon. Member would move for a copy of the Correspondence, in order that those views and intentions might be put before the House.