MR. T. F. RICHARDS (Wolverhampton)
To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been drawn to an inquiry held by the Prison Commissioners into a charge made by Warder F. W McDonald that he had been assulted by the Governor of Ayr Prison; whether he is aware that, although McDonald's statement was corroborated, he was reprimanded and otherwise punished; and whether he will make full inquiry into the case with a view to securing justice to this warder.
(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) This case has been carefully investigated, and it has been found that the statement of the warder that the Governor assulted him by striking him a violent blow which caused an illness is disproved. I am aware that the warder was reprimanded and placed upon special probation for one year.