HC Deb 25 October 1949 vol 468 c1141
29. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what stage has been reached in his inquiry into the right of the Dean of Guild and Deacon Convenor to sit as members of Glasgow Corporation and similar offices, where they obtain, in the large Scottish burghs.

Mr. Woodburn

I have now obtained comprehensive information and this is being considered.

Major Lloyd

Is it not a fact that the Secretary of State did not promise to inquire into the right of the Dean of Guild, and the right does not arise; and, therefore, the Question itself is wrong?

Mr. Woodburn

Whatever is the hon. and gallant Gentleman's memory in regard to this matter, the Secretary of State is inquiring into the whole question of the Dean of Guild.

Mr. Rankin

In view of the fact that the Question has been submitted to and accepted by the Table, how can the Question be wrong?

Mr. Speaker

It is not within my power to say whether a Question is right or wrong, but it is in Order if it has been accepted by the Table.