§ Mr. BATES
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he will cause to be laid upon the Table of the House the depositions of the Master and Officers of the barque "Lily of Devon," of Plymouth, as taken before the police magistrate, Mr. Paget, in October 1874, with the reasons assigned by that gentleman for dismissing the complaint of the master against three of the crew of that vessel for plundering the cargo?
Mr. ASSHETON CROSS:
, in reply, said, that the offence not being technically an indictable one, no depositions had been taken, nor was there any 926 record of the reasons which actuated the magistrate in dismissing the charge. If the hon. Member would move for a copy of the notes of the evidence of the trial, or anything connected with it that was in existence, it should be produced as an unopposed Return.