§ Mr. McGOVERN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will call for a report from the chief constable upon the case of the two police officers of Cambuslang, Sergeant Craik and another, who arrested Frank Hillhouse on a charge of breach of the peace which proved to be unfounded; whether he is aware that the evidence given by these officers in this case was rejected by the fiscal who withdrew the charge; and whether the officers are to be prosecuted for perjury for the evidence which they gave?953W
The LORD ADVOCATE
I am aware that Frank Hillhouse was arrested on 2nd October, 1933, by Sergeant Craik and Constable Ross, that he was tried in the J.P. Court at Hamilton on a charge of breach of the peace and that the charge was found not proven. An allegation by Frank Hillhouse shortly after the trial that the police officers had committed perjury was fully investigated at the time, and it was found that there was no ground for prosecuting.