asked the Lord Advocate, Whether any investigation was ordered by the Crown Office into the circumstances connected with the recent fatal fall of a shed at Pollock-shields Public School, near Glasgow; whether any report on the occurrence has yet been received; and, if so, whether, considering the public interest of the subject, he would have any objection to lay it before the House?
THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. B. BALFOUR)
, in reply, said, that a searching inquiry was at once instituted into the causes of this accident, and was still being continued. As it would probably result in a criminal trial, it would not be expedient, for the ends of justice, that a confidential Report sent by the Procurator Fiscal to the Crown Office should at present be made public.