HC Deb 16 February 1891 vol 350 c670
MR. MAHONY (Meath, N.)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate for Scotland whether he can give the name of the person in charge of the weighbridge in the Cattle Market, Glasgow; and whether he can state if it is part of that official's duty to be in attendance at the weighbridge during the holding of the market?


The name of the lessee of this weighbridge is Robert Buchanan, who employs responsible persons to attend to it. The market regulation is that a man is to be in attendance at the bridge when required, and this, I am informed, is always observed on market days. If by any chance the attendant may for a time be absent he can be obtained at once by applying at the house of the lessee, which is situated at a distance of about 12 or 14 yards from the weighbridge. I am further informed that it is a rare occurrence for anyone to get cattle weighed at this weighbridge.