HC Deb 23 June 1898 vol 59 c1234

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether, in view of the passing of the Workmen's Compensation Act, it is his intention to recommend a repeal of the Fatal Accidents Inquiry Act; and whether he would consider if the saving thereby effected might be applied to the increase of salaries of sheriff-substitutes, so as to reduce the inequality which now exists between these legal officers and their confrères in England?


I have no intention of recommending the repeal of the Act named; its utility has not been destroyed by the passing of the Workmen's Compensation Act.