Home Rule.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 12th December 1922.

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Photo of Mr Campbell Stephen Mr Campbell Stephen , Glasgow Camlachie

30.

asked the First Commissioner of Works, as representing the Secretary for Scotland, whether the Government proposes to introduce a Measure of Home Rule for Scotland at an early date?

Photo of Mr John Baird Mr John Baird , Ayr District of Burghs

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by the Prime Minister yesterday to a similar question put by the hon. Member for Western Derbyshire (Mr. C. White).

Photo of Mr Campbell Stephen Mr Campbell Stephen , Glasgow Camlachie

Has that answer been dictated by the fact that the people of Scotland are so opposed to the Government whom he represents?

Photo of Mr John Baird Mr John Baird , Ayr District of Burghs

We are of opposite opinions as to what the people of Scotland think.

Photo of Mr Campbell Stephen Mr Campbell Stephen , Glasgow Camlachie

I do not think so. I represent the majority.

Photo of Captain William Benn Captain William Benn , Leith

Will the Government be prepared to give facilities for such a Measure if introduced by a private Member?

Photo of Mr John Baird Mr John Baird , Ayr District of Burghs

That question should be addressed to the Prime Minister.