§ MR. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN (Kent, Faversham)
asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether the Board of Trade have received information to the effect that no lime juice was served out to the crew of the British barque Killeena for 42 days, while on a passage from Buenos Ayres to Talcahuano, in the early part of last year; and, if so, why proceedings were not taken against the master?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
I have received information that no lime juice was served out on the voyage referred to. The Statute governing the serving out of lime juice applies to vessels navigating between the United Kingdom and any port out of the same. The Killeena, on the occasion referred to, was not engaged on such a voyage; therefore, no offence under statute was committed. I may add that no case of scurvy has been reported as having occurred during that voyage.