§ SIR JOHN M. STIRLING-MAXWELL (Glasgow, College)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been called to the sentence of the Sheriff in the Glasgow Summary Court on 8th March in the case of an assault arising out of the Bookbinders' dispute in Glasgow; and whether, in view of the conflicting evidence, he will consider the desirability of reducing the sentence or of making further inquiry?
§ SIR CHARLES CAMERON (Glasgow, Bridgeton)
I beg, at the same time, to ask the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been called to the sentence of 60 days' imprisonment imposed by a Sheriff-substitute in Glasgow, on the 8th instant, on two bookbinders, charged, in connection with a trade dispute, with having been members of a riotous mob which, acting with a common purpose, assaulted certain persons; and whether, taking into consideration the conflicting nature of the evidence, the previous good character of the prisoners, and the punishment imposed, he will consult with the Secretary for Scotland as to advising the modification of the sentence?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. A. GRAHAM MURRAY,) Buteshire
In reply to the Questions put to me by the hon. Member for the College and Bridgeton 375 Divisions of Glasgow, I can only inform them that petitions in favour of a remission of sentence in the case referred to are at present under the consideration of the Secretary for Scotland, who will be in a position to announce his decision on an early day.