HC Deb 30 March 1885 vol 296 c988

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether the Board is now disposed favourably to consider the case of the seamen Endersby and Quinn, with the view of remitting the remainder of the sentence of penal servitude they are now undergoing for breach of discipline?


A sentence of five years' penal servitude was passed in each of these cases, and the term of each has already been reduced by the Admiralty to three years. A further reduction may be effected by good conduct on the part of the prisoners. The offences of which the prisoners were found guilty were very serious; and, in the opinion of the Board of Admiralty, no further remission of the term of imprisonment beyond that mentioned can be granted.