HC Deb 21 March 1910 vol 15 c769
Mr. DUNCAN (for Mr. Barnes)

asked the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been called to the case of Letitia M'Ginnes, who was convicted at the Glasgow police court in February last year without the opportunity of an adjournment so as to get assistance in defence, and the conviction of whom was subsequently quashed on a bill of suspension being presented; to the Court of Session; and whether he will take into consideration the case for substantial reparation, as was done in the case of Adolf Beck?


My attention has been called to this case. The conviction was quashed by the High Court of Justiciary on purely technical grounds; and I can see no justification in the circumstances for an award of compensation. Such a course would be entirely without precedent.