HC Deb 06 December 1967 vol 755 c312W
Mr. Wylie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will consider seeking to amend the provisions of the Prevention of Crime Act, 1953 to introduce powers of search by police constables in Scotland, and to increase the statutory penalties specified therein in accordance with the provisions of the Firearms Act, 1967.

Mr. Younger

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he will now introduce legislation to enable the police to search persons suspected of carrying offensive weapons.

Mr. Ross

I would refer the hon. Members to the reply I gave earlier today to my hon. Friend the Member for Coat-bridge and Airdrie (Mr. Dempsey).