§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Lord-Advocate whether he is now in a position to state when the trial will take place of John Scheffer Phipps and Henry Carnegie Phipps, of Beaufort Castle, Inverness-shire, for shooting at and seriously wounding a man at work on the River Beauly; and will 1338 he state whether the Procurator-Fiscal, who has this case in hand, gives his whole time to the duties of his office, or does he engage in private practice.
MR. SCOTT DICKSON
The 29th inst. has been fixed for the trial. As to the terms of the Procurator-Fiscals appointment, I refer the hon. Member to the Answer I gave yesterday†on the subject.