§ DR. R. M'DONALD (Ross and Cromarty)
asked the Lord Advocate, Whether, in the re-arrangement of the office of Procurator Fiscal for Ross and Cromarty, he will see to it that the gentleman appointed be restricted entirely to 972 his duties of Fiscal, and that the maximum salary for the post be £500 a-year?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. B. BALFOUR) (, &c.) Clackmannan
The salary of the Procurator Fiscal is only £50 a-year, and if it remains at that amount it would, of course, be impossible to get anyone to accept the office who would agree to confine himself exclusively to its duties. The Sheriff of the county has been carefully considering whether the Fiscalship of Tain could not be amalgamated with one of the others in the county; but he does not consider that this could be done without causing material inconvenience to the public.