HC Deb 02 March 1926 vol 192 cc1215-6

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many juvenile Courts have been established in Scotland under Section 111 of the Children Act, 1908; and, if any have been established, will he state the names of the burghs?


As I informed the hon. Member in my answer to his question on this subject on 4th February, I have no reason to suppose that the requirements of Section 111 of the Children Act are not given effect to in Scottish Courts. If, however, the hon. Member can supply me with any information to the contrary effect, I shall be glad to make inquiries.


Is it not a fact that it is for the Secretary of State for Scotland to give information to the House and not to ask the hon. Member for Midlothian to give him information in connection with the Scottish situation? Further, is it not a fact that in a reply I have received this week from his own Department they have not stated that there are any juvenile Courts set up?


My information would not lead me to believe the Courts are not carrying out what the law lays down. If the hon. Member has any reason to suppose they are not doing it, I shall be glad of any information.