HC Deb 06 May 1897 vol 48 c1598
MR. J. MCKILLOP (Stirlingshire)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that privileges and exemptions are enjoyed by Members of Parliament representing English and Welsh constituences that are not extended to Parliamentary Representatives in Scotland, and if he will, at a convenient opportunity, take means to have this grievance removed, and place all Parliamentary Members on an equal footing?


I understand that the Question of my hon. Friend refers to the fact that there is an Act (.33 and 34 Vict. c. 77) exempting Members of Parliament representing English and Welsh constituencies from serving on Juries, and that there is no such Act applying to Scotland. I shall take the matter into consideration; and I shall be glad at a convenient opportunity to endeavour to redress the grievance of my hon. Friend.