HC Deb 14 March 1889 vol 333 c1630
MR. CALDWELL (Glasgow, St. Rollox)

asked the Lord Advocate whether it is the case that Mr. Thorns, Sheriff Depute of Caithness, while sitting on the bench at Wick and dealing with a case, Weir against Weir, which had been appealed to him from the Sheriff Substitute, abstracted 18 pages or there-by of the written evidence taken before the Sheriff Substitute in the case; whether Mr. Thoms cast said pages aside and destroyed them, stitching up the remaining evidence; if so, was Mr. Thorns entitled to act in such a way; and, if he was not so entitled to act, what steps does the Lord Advocate intend taking in the circumstances?


requested the hon. Member to put down the Question for another day.


I will repeat it on Monday.

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