HC Deb 11 March 1904 vol 131 c851

To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, seeing that his Department does not disapprove of clerks to county councils, who draw their salaries from public funds, acting for Parliamentary Candidates in a paid capacity, or otherwise engaging in politics, there is any objection to procuratorsfiscal so acting.

(Answered by Mr. A. Graham Murray.) The hon. Member is aware that in answer to a Question last session he was informed that my Department has no control whatever over the clerks to county councils. The assumption on which his Question is based is therefore of his own invention. Procurators-fiscal are expressly prohibited by the Lord Advocate's regulations from acting as political agents.