HC Deb 11 April 1899 vol 69 cc782-3
SIR J. LENG (Dundee)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if he will state what arrangements are being made in Scotland to carry out the Inebriates Act of last Session; and whether it is intended to meet the views of the magistrates in many of the burghs by establishing one or more Government reformatories?


The local authorities of Scotland have been duly informed by the Secretary for Scotland as to the regulations formulated by him for the use of certified inebriate reformatories, but as yet he has not received any applications for the establishment of such a reformatory. As I have already stated, in reply to the honourable Member for the Kilmarnock Burghs, Her Majesty's Government proposes to defer the expenditure required for the establishment in Scotland of a State Inebriate Reformatory until experience has been had of the operation of the new legislation and the permanent demand it is likely that such an institution will have to meet.

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