§ 19. Mr. DAY
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been drawn to a suggestion made at a meeting of Magistrates in the City of Glasgow for the purpose of dealing with men convicted of beating their wives, wherein it was suggested that the best way to deal with persons so convicted would he to allow them to remain at work, and to compel them to enter prisons each week-end until the term of 196 their sentence was completed so as to enable such convicted person to continue at his work during the weekdays, in order that the wife and children should not be deprived of wages during the man's detention; and will he consider introducing legislation to amend the present law to make this suggestion practicable?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)
I am informed that this matter had not been considered by the Glasgow Magistrates Committee prior to the date on which notice of this question was given. The subject was, however, raised at a meeting of the Magistrates' Committee on the 21st February and was submitted for consideration and report to a special sub-committee of the Magistrates.