HC Deb 08 April 1930 vol 237 cc1954-5
63. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has any information about the alleged looting of the steamer "Wheatplain," wrecked on Tory Island; and whether any compensation is to be made to the crew for the loss of their kit?


A copy of the master's deposition in this case, containing a reference to the conduct of the inhabitants of the island, has only just been received in my Department and is now being considered. I will inform my hon. and gallant Friend as soon as possible of the result of our investigations.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is my right hon. Friend aware that these are not the first seamen who have been robbed by the Tory islanders?


I admit that its name is rather against this island.

Lieut.- Commander KENWORTHY

Historically, does not my right hon. Friend know that these islanders have had a bad name for many years?


Can my right hon. Friend say whether there are any escaped monkeys on this island?