HC Deb 09 March 1937 vol 321 c984W
Mr. McGovern

asked the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that two detectives forced their way into the house of Mr. A. Ross, 5, Holywell Street, Glasgow, E.1, between one and two o'clock in the morning of 11th February, 1937, and searched the house without a warrant; that the detectives pushed two persons into the house when they were leaving and forcibly detained them and did not discover anything, but called again later with a lady and again searched the house; whether he is aware that neither the husband nor wife has ever been in the hands of the police; and what action he intends to take to put an end to occurrences of this kind?

Mr. Elliot

I am informed that on the date mentioned two detectives called twice at this house while investigating a theft by housebreaking from neighbouring premises. On the first occasion they inspected the house at Mr. Ross's invitation, and on the second occasion, when they were accompanied by an employé of the firm whose premises had been broken into, they did not enter the house. The police officers appear to have acted reasonably and in good faith, and in these circumstances no ground for any action on my part arises.