§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that, in consequence of the illness of Sheriff Brand, great inconvenience has been occasioned through the inability of the Crofters' Commission to take up consideration of cases requiring the attendance of three Commissioners as a Court of Appeal; and, if so, whether ho will consider the desirability of strengthening the Commission by the addition of one or more members?
§ SIR G. TREVELYAN
Sheriff Brand informs me that he greatly regrets the inconvenience occasioned by his detention at home from an affection of the knee, but is now very much better, and entertains the confident hope of being able to resume duty outside by the 21st of this month. He has all along been giving careful attention to such duties of the Crofters' Commission as could be discharged by means of written communications and correspondence. In these circumstances, it is unnecessary to consider the suggestion conveyed at the close of the question.