Oral Answers to Questions — S.S. "egypt" (Inquiry).

– in the House of Commons on 19th June 1922.

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Photo of Viscount  Curzon Viscount Curzon , Battersea South

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asked the President of the Board of Trade when and where the inquiry into the circumstances attending the loss of the Peninsular and Oriental liner s. s. "Egypt" will be held; and who will conduct the inquiry?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

The formal investigation into the loss of the "Egypt" will be held in London, and the date will be announced as soon as possible. The inquiry will be conducted by a special Wreck Commissioner appointed for the purpose.

Photo of Viscount  Curzon Viscount Curzon , Battersea South

Is it the intention to set up this inquiry very soon? A very long period has passed already since the disaster took place.

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I am sure that if my hon. and gallant Friend realised the amount of preliminary work to be done before investigation takes place, he would not call it a long time. No time has been lost.