HC Deb 22 April 1926 vol 194 cc1367-8
28. Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that John MacDonald, charged with the theft of a pair of trousers from the Weymouth Workhouse, was taken to the Police Court clothed in a cell rug and without any covering to his feet; and will he cause an inquiry to be held as to the action of the workhouse master responsible?


I have made inquiries and find that the hon. Member has not been correctly informed. I understand that the man in question was not taken to the Court in the manner described, but that the Court arranged for the trousers, alleged to have been stolen, to be taken off in a private room and examined for the purpose of identification.


Ought not John MacDonald to be wearing a kilt?