Steamship "cygnet" (Horses).

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Macquisten Mr Frederick Macquisten , Argyll


asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that on 8th July 14 horses were booked to be shipped from the island of Tiree to Oban per steamship "Cygnet" on 12th instant, which ship has often taken a larger number of horses; that the proprietors of the steamship "Cygnet" then wired that by Board of Trade Regulation they were only allowed to take four horses; and that only four horses were shipped; and if he will consider whether this Regulation, which results in loss to the islanders, can be rescinded?

Photo of Sir Robert Chadwick Sir Robert Chadwick , Wallasey

I have no knowledge of the incident referred to, but I am making inquiries and will let my hon. and learned Friend know the result.

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

Will the hon. Member take care that no regulation of the Board of Trade is broken by this company or any other company being allowed to carry more than the prescribed number of horses?

Photo of Mr Frederick Macquisten Mr Frederick Macquisten , Argyll

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is ample accommodation on this boat for horses, but very little for passengers?