HC Deb 04 July 1898 vol 60 cc941-2
SIR J. LENG (Dundee)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that Sheriff Mair, in Glasgow, has sustained the decisions of Sheriffs Glasford Bell and Sir Archibald Allison that a fee of £1 is exigible by a registrar for record- ing an irregular marriage in Glasgow, although in other places the payment of such a fee has been prohibited; and whether he will take steps to secure uniformity of practice in this matter throughout Scotland?


The facts are, I believe, as stated in the first paragraph of the Question. I have, as I promised the honourable Member on the 18th of February, communicated with the sheriffs. As the result of that communication, I am not disposed to move in the matter. If I were disposed to so move, I am not sure that it would give any satisfaction to those persons whom the honourable Member represents.