HC Deb 11 July 1867 vol 188 c1389

said, he would beg to ask the hon. Baronet the Member for Peebles, Whether instructions will be given to the Crown Agent in Scotland to prosecute in cases of excessive crowding of passengers on board the Steam Ferries beteen Granton and Burntisland; or, whether the Crown Agent in Scotland will take any other steps to prohibit such daily and constant overcrowding of the above boats, to the danger of Her Majesty's faithful subjects?


said, that no complaints had been made to the Crown Agent in Scotland in regard to the matter. In consequence of the Question asked the other day, the Lord Advocate had asked the police to report any cases of overcrowding which might come under their notice. The Merchant Shipping Act contained provisions against overcrowding, and if the Act were infringed the parties would be liable to prosecution. The authorities in Scotland would direct their attention to the subject.

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