HC Deb 13 March 1928 vol 214 cc1701-2

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the nature of the inquiries he carried out in connection with the large number of persons under 21 years of age who were arrested and tried at the Glasgow Southern Court as compared with the Glasgow Queen's Park Court; where he secured the information regarding lack of parental control; and if he will, in view of the large difference, have a public inquiry into the whole position?


As regards the first two parts of the question, my reply to the question asked by the hon. Member on the 6th March followed upon reports which I obtained from the police. Lack of parental control is responsible for much juvenile crime, and it is indicated by the nature of many of the offences which are prevalent in the Southern Police Division of Glasgow. I see no reason for acceding to the suggestion in the last part of the question.


Will the right hon. Gentleman answer the question as to who


I have obtained a report on the subject. Responsibility for taking any necessary action to secure the inclusion of the road in the County List of Highways would appear to rest with the Harris District Committee.