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Mr William Macrae

Volume 80: debated on Thursday 13 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will call for a report from the chief constable of the Highland region about whether police protection was given to Mr. William Macrae of Balvicar drive, Glasgow, following his car accident near Loch Loyne on 6 April until his death at Aberdeen Royal infirmary on 7 April.

As the hon. Member will be aware from the reply he received on 10 June 1985 from my hon. and learned Friend the Solicitor-General for Scotland, the procurator fiscal at Inverness has been conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr. Macrae's death. A report from the Northern constabulary was submitted to the procurator fiscal as part of the investigation. The matter is therefore being considered in the normal way, and it would not be appropriate for me to comment at present. The Solicitor-General will, however, write to the hon. Member in due course.