asked the Lord Advocate, Whether Mr. Renton has accepted the appointment of Procurator Fiscal of the Eastern Division of Fife; and, if so, when he will enter on the duties of the office which have now for a year been performed by deputy; and, what steps Government is taking in the matter?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. B. BALFOUR)
Mr. Benton has intimated that he will accept the office, under the conditions which I previously mentioned. Such conditions should, however, enter the commission of the Fiscal, which is granted by the Sheriff. At present the office of Sheriff of Fife is vacant, but it will shortly be filled, and then the matter will, no doubt, be completed without delay.