§ MR. AINSWORTH (Argyllshire)
To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the remarks made by Major A. J. Furguson, His Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland, at Patrick, on May 16th, in which he reflected on the character of recruits to the police force from the western islands; and what steps he proposes to take to have such a statement either justified or withdrawn.
(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) Upon inquiry I am assured that no such statement was made by the inspector, who does not hold the opinion erroneously ascribed to him.