§ 8. Mr. McGovern
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that georģe Higgins, three years of age, was drowned in the Sandyhills burn at Sandy-hills Housing Scheme, Glasgow, due to a fence being only 22 inches high, and that other children have been previously drowned in this area; and if he will have this burn inspected and greater protection given to prevent further tragedies of this kind from happening.
§ Mr. Westwood:
I am aware of the fatal drowning accident referred to and of one previous case of drowning in a different part of the same burn in 1931. According to my information there is normally only a trickle of water in the burn, but at the time of the child's death heavy rainfall had increased the depth to about two feet. I am asking the Corporation 22W of Glasgow to consider what practical steps can be taken to mitigate the danger arising when this burn is in spate.