John Mcpeak (Arrest).

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 31st July 1923.

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Photo of Mr John Muir Mr John Muir , Glasgow Maryhill

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asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland under what procedure the arrest and surrender of John McPeak was made; and whether any stated charge against him was made to a Court in Glasgow before the Irish warrant was endorsed?

Photo of Mr Frederick Thomson Mr Frederick Thomson , Aberdeen South

As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to his question on 24th July. The procedure by which Irish warrants may be endorsed in Scotland is regulated by various statutory provisions, in particular, Section 14 of the Indictable Offences Act, 1848. That procedure has been continued, since the establishment of the Irish Free State, by Clause 8 of the Irish Free State (Consequential Adaptation of Enactments) Order, 1923. The warrant granted by the Irish magistrate would, in accordance with the usual practice, specify the charge. The procedure does not require that the charge should be stated in Court.