HC Deb 23 March 1925 vol 182 cc31-2
76. Mr. MacINTYRE

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that within recent months a number of serious crimes have been committed in the neighbourhood of Railsbrough, Uesting, Shetland, and that the local police have failed to discover the perpetrators of these crimes; and whether he will take steps to reorganise and improve the, administration of the police force in Shetland?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)

I have received a representation with reference to the action of the police in the matter referred to, and am in communication with the Standing Joint Committee of Zetland. I will communicate further with my hon. Friend. The question of bringing Zetland under the general Acts relating to the police in Scotland is now under consideration.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Procurator Fiscal is now a man of 80 years of age, and unfit for his work?


Before the right hon. Gentleman answers that question, is he aware that the Procurator Fiscal has done his work to the utmost satisfaction for a great number of years?


I am making very full inquiries into the whole case, and will deal with it later.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is it usual to attack an official like the Procurator Fiscal in this House by question and answer?


I think it was rather an unfortunate supplementary question.