§ SIR LEONARD LYELL (Orkney and Shetlands)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he can state the condi- 1007 tions on which the Sheriff Clerk for Orkney was appointed, and particularly whether these terms precluded him from acting as factor for local proprietors.
§ * THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. A. GRAHAM MURRAY,) Buteshire
The commission of the Sheriff Clerk of Orkney, who was appointed in 1892, is in the same terms as that of his predecessor. I have no information as to what duties the Sheriff Clerk is able to perform for local proprietors, but he is not precluded from undertaking them by the terms of his commission.