HC Deb 25 June 1935 vol 303 c952W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been drawn to the serious injuries which have been sustained by children in Glasgow by falling on spiked railings; and whether he will introduce legislation to have all spiked railings removed from buildings in Scotland?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. On the information before me, general legislation on this subject would not appear to be necessary. As regards Glasgow the erection of spiked railings between back courts has been prohibited since 1922 by local building regulations Acts and as the corporation are, I understand, proposing to consolidate and amend those Acts, it will be open to them to consider the question of extending their existing powers.