§ MR. WATT
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if his attention has been called to the fact that many burghs in Scotland assess their ratepayers for the purchase and upkeep of public parks, and then charge these same ratepayers for admission to entertainments in these parks; whether he is aware that this is contrary to Section 14, subsection 339 3, of the Burgh Police Act of 1903; and if he will take steps to see the law carried out in future.
§ * THE LORD ADVOCATE( Mr. THOMAS SHAW,) Hawick Burghs
I shall be glad to have from my hon. friend the particulars on which he bases his statement that many burghs in Scotland follow the practice alleged. My attention has not been called to it. I may, however, point out that the legality of such actings is a question proper for decision by the Civil Courts at the instance of any party having a legal interest.