§ 11. Mr. JAMES STEWART
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has received a requisition, signed by 38 councillors and magistrates of the City of Glasgow, asking him to set up a tribunal of inquiry into certain allegations of municipal corruption; and whether, in view of the urgent need of restoring the good name and efficiency of local government in Glasgow, he can set up an inquiry without further delay?
Mr. W. A DAMSON
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The Lord Advocate has considered the report by the Procurator Fiscal who inquired into these allegations, and has come to the conclusion that the information available would not warrant criminal proceedings against any person. In view of the local government situation in Glasgow and in view of the requisition referred to, I am considering the question of the appointment of a tribunal of inquiry under the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act, 1921.