§ 27. Mr. McKinlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what complaints he has received from Glasgow on the widespread sale of alleged Irish whisky; and will be take steps to ascertain the origin of the said whisky so that the consuming public may be protected?
I have received no such complaints. If my hon. Friend can send me evidence that whisky is being sold under a false designation, I shall be glad to communicate that evidence to the appropriate authorities.
§ Mr. McKinlay
I must apologise; I am no judge. Is my right hon. Friend aware that the allegation is that this is imported American whisky and is redesignated in Ireland before it arrives here? Will he have some inquiries made?
All I can say is that I have made inquiries of the Scottish Home Department, the town clerk's office, the police and the Crown Office, and none of them has any information.