HC Deb 23 April 1913 vol 52 c364
95. Major HOPE

asked the Secretary for Scotland if he will inquire whether the Scottish Prison Commissioners came to any finding or made any record of opinion which has not been officially laid before the Secretary for Scotland at the inquiry held on the speech of the medical officer of Duke Street Prison, Glasgow, delivered at Edinburgh on 29th January; and if he will then state what was the finding or record, if any?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)

No, Sir. I considered the matter carefully at the time.

Major HOPE

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there are very considerable rumours in Scotland imputing motives to his action on this subject, and can he not give a full statement of the opinions of the Commissioners?


No, I am not aware of what the hon. and gallant Gentleman states; nor am I aware that I am bound to give the same opinion as the officials of my various Departments.