§ Mr. Eadie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in view of the evidence, which has been sent to him by the hon. Member for Midlothian, of illegal treatment of workers on farms, if he will call for a report from the Chief Constable; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
I have asked for a report from the Chief Constable about the allegations of intimidation and I will write to the hon. Member when I receive it. The allegations of underpayment are being investigated by my Department. As the local authorities concerned have all made byelaws relating to the provision of accommodation for seasonal workers, the allegations about unsatisfactory accommodation have been referred to them.