§ MR. MACDONALD
asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether his attention has been called to the report of the trial at the Waterford Assizes of Mr. Loughlin Freeman, T.C., who was convicted of sending to Cardiff, in September 1874, a brigantine named the "Alcedo," in an unseaworthy state, the timber being so rotten that the decayed parts could be taken out in handfuls; whether any further precautions have been taken by the Board of Trade to prevent the sailing from Cardiff of vessels in a rotten condition; and, whether the "Alcedo" was lost; and, if so, whether the crew were lost or saved, and what was their number?
§ SIR CHARLES ADDERLEY
The hon. Member asks me whether my attention has been directed to a prosecution, which was instituted by my own orders, and which resulted in the conviction of the owner of the Alcedo. The hon. Gentleman asks me whether any further precautions have been taken to prevent the sailing from Cardiff of rotten vessels? This ship has not sailed from Cardiff, but is detained there to be broken up; and as to further precautions, I can only say that the same arrangements continue to exist under which this prosecution took place. The hon. Member asks me if she was lost, and the number of her crew, and how many were saved? She was not lost, did not go to sea, but has been, and still remains detained, at Cardiff.