HC Deb 11 March 1887 vol 312 c20
MR. HANBURY (Preston)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, Whether any official Regulations exist under which persons in the Public Service, committing offences similar to that with which Mr. Young Terry is charged, are liable to pecuniary or other penalties in addition to the more fact of dismissal from their employment; and, whether, if the law does not already provide for the adequate punishment of such offences, the Government will at once introduce a Bill for that purpose, in order to prevent the repetition of crimes which are stringently punished in other countries?


Any person is liable to dismissal, accompanied by loss of pension, who commits an offence similar to that of Mr. Young Terry, and he is, of course, subject if convicted in a Court of Law to any further punishment that that Court can impose. The law at present is not, in my judgment, in a satisfactory state so far as it bears upon offences of this kind; and it will be a matter of consideration for the Government whether it should not be strengthened.