HC Deb 05 August 1913 vol 56 c1264
40. Mr. BARNES

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he has any official information showing that boys from the Leith Industrial School or Reformatory have been engaged doing work of the dockers on strike at Leith; if not, whether he will make inquiries into the matter; and, if this has been done, will he say what action he proposes to take in the matter?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)

It is not the case that boys of the Leith Industrial School were engaged in doing the work of the dockers who were on strike. They were engaged in loading the school's firewood on to lorries. This work has always been done by the boys, and never by the dockers.