§ Mr. James Davidson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he has taken, in view of his responsibilities under Section 29 of the Police (Scotland) Act, 1956, to inquire into the circumstances relating to the failure of Police Constable Alan McConachie to qualify for the special course for accelerated promotion at the Scottish Police College in July, 1964 and subsequently; and what further action he will take.
§ Mr. Ross
I have had a most careful inquiry made into the selection procedure for this course and have no doubt about the fairness of the treatment accorded to Constable McConachie. As the sole reason why he was not called for interview was his marks in the written examination, there is no further action which I can take.