HC Deb 21 December 1937 vol 330 c1755
16. Mr. McGovern

asked the Lord Advocate, in view of the information supplied to him by the hon. Member for Shettleston relating to an alleged conspiracy entered into between Messrs. Henry McGhie and Company, solicitors, of 150, Hope Street, Glasgow, and Mr. Hughes, solicitor, of 180, West Regent Street, Glasgow, to induce Mrs. Gayne, of 7, Ardfern Street, Tollcross, Glasgow, to bring a collusive divorce action against her husband by contriving to make her lose poor relief, by suppressing evidence against her husband, which she had handed to Messrs. McGhie and Company, her agents, and by offering her a monetary inducement to agree to the divorce, whether he will inquire into the case?

The Lord Advocate

Yes, Sir. I have instituted investigations into these charges.

Mr. McGovern

Can the Lord Advocate say when he expects to be in a position to make a report, and if it is during the Recess, will he send me a notice whether he proposes to take any action?

The Lord Advocate

Yes, I shall be glad to do so. I cannot at the moment name a particular date.