HC Deb 30 March 1914 vol 60 c861W

asked the Secretary for Scotland what were the dates, respectively, on which the eleven imprisoned Lewis cottars were forced to wear convict dress, on which the hon. Member for Ross and Cromarty first asked a question in the House on this matter, and on which these cottars were permitted to resume civil for convict dress; and whether the occasion on which discussion on this question took place in the House was one under which the time for debate was curtailed by the usual regulation which limits the discussion of a question brought up on adjournment to about twenty or twenty-five minutes?


These cottars have not been forced to wear convict dress. They are entitled as civil prisoners to wear their own clothes, but have elected to wear, instead, the dress of untried prisoners. As regards the remainder of the question, I must refer my hon. Friend to the OFFICIAL REPORT of Parliamentary Debates.