HC Deb 10 November 1942 vol 383 cc2317-8W
Captain Ramsay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will give an assurance that in any temporary or post-war reorganisation none of the Scottish institutions and services, such as the police and judiciary, specifically safeguarded in the Act of Union, will be permitted to be subordinated to any non-Scottish Department?

Mr. Johnston

There is no mention of police in the Act of Union. The sub-ordination of the judiciary to a Government Department does not, of course, arise; and the hon. and gallant Member can be assured that the importance of safeguarding Scottish institutions is fully reahsed.