§ 10. Mr. McELWEE
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware of the damage to health caused by an intoxicant known as red biddy among the industrial population in the West of Scotland; and whether he will cause an investigation to be made thereon?
Mr. W. ADAMSON
I am informed that an alcoholic concoction commonly known as "red biddy" is being increasingly consumed in the poorer areas in certain districts. I am advised that it has a most serious effect on the health of the consumer and am having the matter fully inquired into.
§ Mr. SCRYMGEOUR
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this red movement is strongly entrenched in all parts of the House?
§ Mr. CHARLES WILLIAMS
Are we to understand that this peculiar beverage is to be found in the House of Commons?
§ Mr. HARDIE
Has my right hon. Friend any knowledge at all of the lady who goes under the name of "Red Biddy"?