HC Deb 07 August 1893 vol 15 c1416
SIR C. CAMERON (Glasgow, College)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been called to the fact that Mr. James Findlay was robbed of his watch near Tarbert on 5th August, 1891; that the thief was in September of the same year sentenced to six months' imprisonment for the theft; and that the Procurator Fiscal of Inverary refuses to give up the watch until a settlement has been made with a second party who bought the pawn ticket of the watch from the thief, notwithstanding the fact that security has boon offered by the owner in view of any claim that may arise against him; and whether, under the circumstances, the Procurator Fiscal has any right to retain the watch?

* THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. B. Balfour, Clackmannan, &c.)

I am taking steps which I hope will result in Mr. Findlay obtaining possession of the watch without further delay.