HC Deb 27 June 1873 vol 216 c1497

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the Government intend to prosecute the owners of the "Druid" for sending that vessel to sea in a state which drew from the Court of Inquiry two expressions of their opinion that the owners were guilty of culpable neglect; and, if not, on what grounds they refrained from a prosecution?


in reply, said, that some time ago he had received from the Board of Trade a statement with reference to the Druid, and acting upon that statement, he had written to the Solicitor of the Treasury on the 11th of June last to direct that a prosecution should be instituted.