HC Deb 19 May 1914 vol 62 cc1763-4

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether it has been brought to his notice that the inhabitants of the village of Ancrum are in terror of injury to the bodies of themselves and their children because of horses and cattle put unattended to grass on Ancrum Green who stray on to the public roads that on all sides bound it; and will he say whether the police refuse to interfere with the animals when so straying?


The hon. Member's question is the only notice I have had of this matter. I am informed by the chief constable of Roxburghshire that he has recently had complaint in respect of horses being allowed to stray on the roads in the village of Ancrum. It is not the case that the police have refused to take action in the matter. They are doing what they can.