HC Deb 15 May 1912 vol 38 c1137

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, in view of the circumstances connected with John Ayling, he will depart from the usual practice of his Department and give the reasons for the release of Ayling in order to appease the feeling existing with regard to this case?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)

The practice referred to is not confined to my Department, and I see no reason for departing from it in this case.