HC Deb 07 April 1873 vol 215 cc649-50

asked what had been the result of the inquiry of the Home Office with regard to the men imprisoned in Edinburgh gaol for refusing to proceed to sea in the "Maggie?"


in reply, said, that the Secretary of State having made inquiry, found no grounds for interfering in the case. There was no allegation of unseaworthiness. The vessel had been recently surveyed at Lloyd's and was found to be seaworthy. The only allegation was that the vessel was undermanned; but that had not been proved.