MR. ERASER-MACKINTOSH (Inverness-shire)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate by what authority, statutory or otherwise, the House of Lords, subsequent to the passing of "The Appellate Jurisdiction Act, 1876," changed their previous uniform practice of not allowing costs to appellants from the Scottish Courts?
§ *THE. LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. P. B. ROBERTSON,) Bute
I understand this question to be put to me as to a matter of fact regarding Scotch practice, and I answer it upon that footing. There is no statute upon the subject, the present practice, like the former, being, of course, referable to the inherent jurisdiction of the House. The modern practice is in accordance with that of all other Courts.