HC Deb 03 April 1951 vol 486 cc16-7
27. Major Lloyd

asked the Lord Advocate if he has considered the legal aspects involved in the resolution passed at the conference of the Scottish National Congress in Glasgow on 17th March, to which his attention has been called; and whether he now proposes to take action in order to prevent this conspiracy and direct incitement to sedition among His Majesty's subjects in Scotland from being carried into effect.

The Lord Advocate (Mr. John Wheatley)

I have considered the resolution referred to by the hon. and gallant Member. I do not propose to take any action on the resolution, but should any developments follow thereon which involve a breach of the criminal law, appropriate steps will be taken to deal with the matter.

Major Lloyd

As the right hon. and learned Gentleman is obviously reluctant to take any further action—it may be rightly so—will he consider suggesting to the Scottish Nationalists that they should strike silver medals which in future would be given to those who break the law in Scotland?

The Lord Advocate

The hon. and gallant Gentleman will have to distinguish between revolutionary bodies and "resolutionary" bodies.