§ 35. Mr. McKINLAY
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that Mr. William Fyfe, solicitor, Greenock, depute clerk of the peace for Renfrewshire, Greenock district, appeared at the burgh licensing court in Greenock, on Tuesday, 8th April, 1930, as agent for a licence holder; and what action he proposes to take in the matter in view of the terms of Section 106 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act, 1903?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. Johnston)
I have no knowedge of the proceedings referred to, but on the form in which the facts are stated in the first part of the hon. Gentleman's question I am advised that no contravention of Section 106 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act, 1903, would appear to have been committed.
§ Mr. McKINLAY
Is the hon. Member aware that the appeal court of the Greenock district is the court for that area; and is he also aware that this is the second occasion on which a member of this firm has committed the same offence?
§ Mr. JOHNSTON
With regard to the latter part of the hon. Member's supplementary question, I have no knowledge 26 whatever. The Act is clear and specific, that no legal officer attached to a licensing court is permitted to appear in any court within the jurisdiction of such court or court of appeal; but the precise facts of this case are not within my hon. Friend's knowledge.
§ Mr. McKINLAY
Will my hon. Friend take steps to ascertain if the position is as I have indicated and take steps accordingly?