§ 8. Captain Ramsay
asked the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that agents of the Communist party have recently procured for military service in Spain, under false pretences, a number of young men in Scotland, by promises of well-paid work in peaceful pursuits, whereas on arrival in Spain they were forced to undertake military service; and, if evidence as to this is furnished, will he take steps to prosecute the persons responsible?
§ The Lord Advocate (Mr. T. M. Cooper)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. I shall be obliged if my hon. and gallant Friend will furnish me with any particulars in his possession.
§ Captain Ramsay
May I ask whether the Scottish law at present is capable of dealing with such an offence, or whether these persons are to be allowed to go free?
§ The Lord Advocate
I should like to see the particulars first.
§ Mr. Gallacher
Is there any way of ensuring prosecution against the purveyors of these slanders?