HC Deb 25 May 1905 vol 146 c1388
MR. ROBSON (South Shields)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state under what circumstances, and for what offence, some of the crew of the steamer "Parthania," owned by Messrs. Donaldson Brothers, have just been imprisoned at Singapore; and, if the men were imprisoned for refusing to carry contraband of war, will he take steps to see that they are released.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) I have no information on the subject, but I have telegraphed to the Governor of the Straits Settlements asking for a report.