§ Mr. D. GRAHAM
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has had any intimation from the Carnwath Parish Council of their decision to refuse payment of relief to able-bodied destitute persons and their dependants; and, if so, what action does he propose to take in the matter?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I am aware that the parish council of Carnwath decided to refuse further relief to the dependants of miners. On receipt of intimation to this effect the Board communicated with the parish council pointing out their duties and responsibilities and asking them to continue relief where necessary. I am informed that at a meeting held last night the parish council by a majority adhered to their decision. The Board are sending a further letter to the parish council to-day pressing them to give relief.