HC Deb 05 March 1866 vol 181 c1504

said, he would beg to ask, Whether the attention of Government has been called to the evidence in the trial before Mr. Justice Bramwell of certain sailors of the crew of the ship Scotland for Mutiny; and whether, in view of the alleged misconduct and gross cruelty of the captain, it is the intention of the Board of Trade to institute an inquiry into his conduct in command of that ship?


Sir, my attention has been called to the case of the Scotland, and steps have been taken for the purpose of holding an investigation into the conduct of the Master, under the Merchant Shipping Act, if it proves on inquiry that the evidence is such as to justify that course.

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