20. Mr. CATHCART WASON
asked the Postmaster-General if he is now in a position to state what measures he is prepared to take with reference to the outrage on his officers at Lerwick last November, when they were arrested and marched through the town to the common gaol, where there was no reasonable accommodation for the number?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Hobhouse)
I am glad to be able to say that the Admiralty have now informed me that the investigation which they have conducted into the charges against the Postmaster and the Post Office staff at Lerwick has proved the complete innocence of all officials. The Admiralty express their regret that unfounded suspicion should have been cast upon them, and propose to make a pecuniary grant as compensation.