§ 7. Colonel DAY
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the life sentence being served by Oscar Slater has been lately reviewed; and whether any decision has been arrivd at?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. William Watson)
The case of Oscar Slater has been repeatedly considered by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and by previous Secretaries for Scotland. My right hon. Friend has found no ground to justify him taking any action. A recently published book on the case has been submitted to my right hon. Friend, and is at present under consideration.
§ Colonel DAY
May I ask whether the report appearing in the paper this morning that the Secretary of State is going to have an inquiry held is correct?