§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Dublin Co., S.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will state what steps have been taken in connection with the re-opening of the inquiry into the mutiny on board Her Majesty's Ship Egeria, and when that inquiry is likely to conclude?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Lord G. HAMILTON, Middlesex, Ealing)
The general inquiry into the outbreak on board the Egeria has not been re-opened, but the senior officer at Singapore was directed to inquire further into the facts of the cases of the executive petty officers and leading seamen who had been ordered to be punished, and to remit or reduce their punishments at his discretion. His Report, dated November 21, 1890, was received in office on February 9, 1891, and is now under the consideration of the members of the Board. The officers of the Egeria were dealt with by their Lordships on the Report of the original inquiry. The Commander and the Senior Lieutenant were superseded, and an expression of their Lordships' displeasure was conveyed to the other officers, with the exception of the boatswain, for their failure to support the First Lieutenant in his endeavours to restore order.