MR. LEWIS M'IVER (Edinburgh, W.)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether, with regard to the strict wording of the Sheriff Court Act of 1838, Section 2, in relation to the necessary qualifications of sheriff deputes, it is his intention, following the precedent of 1887, to introduce a short Act to legalise the appointment of the hon. Member for North East Lanarkshire as sheriff depute of Aberdeenshire, Banff, and Kincardine?
THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. B. BALFOUH,) Clackmannan and Kinross
I do not intend to introduce such a Bill, as I consider that the Gentleman referred to in the question possesses the statutory qualifications for the office to which he has been appointed. The case of 1887 was essentially different.