HC Deb 29 June 1926 vol 197 cc970-1
18. Mr. WRIGHT

asked the Secretary for Scotland if he is aware that he Parish Council of Cambuslang has reduced the scale of relief to recipients by suspending the standing orders, which normally require a two-thirds majority, the chairman's casting vote having been exercised for this purpose; and what action, iT any, does the Scottish Board of Health intend to take in this matter?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)

I am aware that the Parish Council of Cambuslang have reduced their scales of relief, but have no knowledge as to the procedure at the meeting when this was decided. The ruling of the chairman of a parish council on questions of validity of motions holds until set aside, by a Court of Law, and I have no power to take action as suggested in the question.