HC Deb 01 September 1887 vol 320 cc735-6

asked the Lord Advocate, If he has made a full inquiry into the case of Donald M'Murchy, of Oban; and, if he will communicate the result of the inquiry?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities)

An hon. Member some time ago called my attention to this matter with a view to putting a Question; but, on learning the result of my inquiries, the Question was not asked. I had all the papers connected with the dismissal of Donald M'Murchy from the Argyllshire Police Force before me, and was at the time satisfied that there was no ground for the allegation made by Donald M'Murchy. If the hon. Member wishes the matter to be reconsidered, I shall be glad if he will inform me of the specific points on which he desires inquiry, and I shall have the Papers re-transmitted from the Crown Office to London.