HC Deb 21 April 1936 vol 311 cc6-7

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether inquiry has taken place into the bad condition of police cells in Glasgow, as alleged by the hon. Member for Shettleston previously; and whether any changes are now proposed in the furnishing of these cells?


The police cells in Glasgow are regularly examined by His Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary in the course of his normal duties. As regards the second part of the question, early this year I issued a Circular, of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy, on the standard of accommodation in police cells and I understand that since then the Glasgow Police Committee have decided to make a number of additions to the furnishings for the use of prisoners in such cells.


In view of the fact that it has now been decided to furnish these cells, after the statement I previously made that the cells were not furnished, is it not the view of the right hon. Gentleman's Department that their statement was wrong and that I was right?