HC Deb 04 August 1899 vol 75 c1489
MR. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burghs)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that the Procurator-Fiscal of Orkney was, by the Sheriff Substitute of Caithness, Orkney, and Shetland, at Kirkwall, appointed auditor of the accounts of the Commissioners of the Burgh of Kirkwall for the year ending in May, and that he accepted the appointment; and whether the terms of the commission under which the Procurator-Fiscal was appointed exclude him from undertaking any work outside the strict limits of the duties of his office; and, if so, whether he will take steps to ensure their future observance.


Upon inquiry I find that the Sheriff Substitute of Caithness, Orkney, and Shetland had good and sufficient reasons for appointing the Procurator-Fiscal of Orkney to audit the burgh accounts of Kirkwall, as well as those of Stromness; and I do not consider that, having regard to the matter of the appointment, the Procurator-Fiscal went outside the terms of his appointment in accepting it.