HC Deb 22 March 1938 vol 333 cc979-80
25. Mr. Davidson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is taking action to remove the danger caused by spiked railings surrounding the Glasgow Empire Exhibition before the opening date?

Mr. Elliot

I am informed by the Exhibition authorities that a wooden barricade has been erected flush with the railings, which removes all possible danger from this cause.

Mr. Davidson

Is the Minister not aware that there is a big area of spiked railings still standing around the Empire Exhibition—I can assure him that his information is entirely incorrect—and will he not give this matter further consideration in view of the danger and the impression that might be given to foreign visitors?

Mr. Elliot

I understand that the barricade does cover all the spiked railings, but I will look further into the point.