HC Deb 30 July 1914 vol 65 cc1571-2
89. Mr. BARNES

asked the Secretary for Scotland if he is yet in a position to make any statement as to the conditions of life on the Drumtogh fruit farm, Auchterarder; and if he is aware that the firm of Keay and Hodge have discharged Robert Nicholl, one of the employés on the farm, for giving information about them?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)

The Local Government Board for Scotland have made inquiries into this matter and have received a report from the medical officer of health for the Central District of Perthshire which does not bear out the statements in my hon. Friend's question of Monday last. The report is too detailed to quote, but I shall be pleased to show it to my hon. Friend. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.