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Local Option, Scotland

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1922

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asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he will take steps to obtain the powers necessary to enable him to secure that the decision of the electors under the Temperance (Scot- land) Act shall not be rendered of no effect, as in the case of the polls at Newmilns and Darvel?

I have fully considered the legal position, and am of opinion that the proper course to be adopted in the situation which has arisen is by application to the Civil Courts. I have so advised my right hon. Friend, and in these circumstances he does not propose to take action by way of legislation.