§ MR. CALDWELL () Lanarkshire, Mid
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the gentleman recently appointed to the sheriff clerkship of Forfarshire holds the appointments of clerk of the peace for Forfarshire and for the county of the city of Dundee; and whether he will be required to resign the two latter offices, as was done under similar circumstances by his predecessor.
§ *THE LORD ADVOCATE (MR. A. GRAHAM MURRAY, Buteshire)
The answer to the first paragraph is in the affirmative; to the second in the negative. It is quite usual for a sheriff clerk to hold the office of clerk of peace.