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Disorderly Behaviour, Glasgow

Volume 441: debated on Tuesday 29 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if his attention has been drawn to the prosecution of Mr. John Smith and Mr. George Lyons at Glasgow for hoisting an anti-English banner when the Royal Family were leaving Central Station, Glasgow, on Monday, 21st July; and if he will take steps to cancel this fine.

Two men named John Smith and George Lyons pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court on 22nd July to charges of behaving in a disorderly manner and committing a breach of the peace on the date referred to. Each was fined £3 with the alternative of 20 days' imprisonment, 14 days being allowed in which to pay the fine. I regret that I can find no sufficient grounds to justify me in recommending any interference with the sentence passed by the court.