HC Deb 28 January 1902 vol 101 cc1105-6
MR. THOMAS BAYLEY (Derbyshire, Chesterfield)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, as representing the Secretary for Scotland, whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Glasgow Building Regulation Act, 1890, whereby it is enacted that all houses must be supplied with proper water sanitary accommodation, has not been carried out, can he state what steps the Corporation of Glasgow are taking to carry out this Act; and if, in the event of the Corporation failing to carry out their own Building Regulation Act, the Government will take any proceedings to insist on their so doing.


The Statute to which the Hon. Member intends to refer is the Glasgow Police Amendment Act, 1890. Since it came into operation a great deal has been done at the instance of the Corporation of Glasgow to carry its provisions into effect. Further measures designed to secure so far as possible the desired result, have been receiving the attention of the Local Government Board for Scotland and of the Glasgow Corporation, who have assured the Secretary for Scotland that the matter is receiving their earnest consideration. The last paragraph of the hon. Member's Question suggests an hypothesis, and I am not prepared to pledge the Local Government Board in circumstances which have not yet arisen.