MR. ALBERT BRIGHT (Birmingham)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the costs and expenses amounting to £1 19s. inflicted on William George Unkles, at Ayr, on 12th January, for having failed to vaccinate his child, are according to law; and whether such charges are uniform throughout Scotland?
§ *THE LORD ADVOCATE (Sir C. J. PEARSON,) Edinburgh and St. Andrews Universities
I have made inquiry into this matter, and am informed that the costs referred to in the question were taxed by the auditor of the Court before whom the complaint was brought, who passed them as being in accordance with the law regulating such fees. The charges are fixed by Statute, but, of course, must necessarily vary to some 13 extent according to the circumstances of each case.