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supplied; providing for 1,178 persons, as against 9,625 cubic feet, which would have been the required provision. I am not quite sure whether you are right when I look at Captain Parke’s table, which I am going to read. Your Lordship has so far Captain Young’s and Mr. Harris’s. The only other one which is wanted now of the three to whom the letter was sent is Captain Parke’s. That is London. His table for vessels of 45,000 to 50,000 tons is: Minimum number to be placed under davits 26 boats; total minimum cubic contents of boats placed under davits 9,500; and with the additional three-fourths 16,625. That seems to be a little less with a larger number of boats. The Commissioner: But of smaller capacity. 23392. (The Attorney-General.) Yes, and carrying therefore less persons. I only want to call attention to it, because Captain Young said it was Glasgow which required the least. It was so in the number of boats, but not apparently the number of persons to be accommodated? - No, though there was not much difference. Mr. Scanlan: I ask as I look upon those documents as important, that we should have them on the Notes. The Attorney-General: I have already said that I would have the Tables of these three persons put on the Notes so that they shall be available for everybody in the case. Mr. Scanlan: I am obliged. Mr. Edwards: And the Reports themselves? The Attorney-General: If you like, but I think that is too much. The Commissioner: The points have been read, and you will find what has been read will be on the Notes. Mr. Edwards: I thought they were only passages from the Reports. The Commissioner: I understood the whole Report had been read. The Attorney-General: My friend is right in this, that the only Report which you have had read is Captain Young’s. You have not had the letters and Report of Captain Parke and Mr. Harris. We will have the Tables, and I daresay it will be convenient to have, and I will have, the whole three printed with the proper Table appended. The Commissioner: Very well, but we do not want them read now. 23393. (Mr. Scanlan.) It appears that the only report submitted to the Advisory Committee was the report submitted by Mr. Harris? - Yes. 23394. Can you tell me when this report was submitted to the Advisory Committee? - On the 29th March, I think. It is on the Minutes. Do you find in any of the reports any suggestion that the additional three-fourths under Rule 12 should be dispensed with? 23395. (The Attorney-General.) I have a document here which looks to me like the document. Will you just see? This seems to be the letter (Handing letter to Witness.) - That was sent on the 3rd April. 23396. (Mr. Scanlan.) Whose letter is that? - It is the letter from the Marine Department signed by Sir Walter Howell to the Advisory Committee in consequence of those reports. That letter was sent to the Advisory Committee on the 3rd April, 1911. 23397. Is it a short letter? - It is not very long. 23398. That may be the letter that we have had already. The Commissioner: No, I do not think so. Mr. Scanlan: Perhaps you will read it, Captain Young. The Commissioner: This is a letter of 1911? The Attorney-General: Yes, that is right. I think we have had it read. It is the letter which really constitutes the reference to the Advisory Committee which reported in July of 1911. It is the first document on the typewritten paper that was handed up, I think. I remember seeing the table, at all events. The Commissioner: This is the letter that had the effect of producing the document that Mr. Carlisle signed when he was soft.
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