HC Deb 29 July 1907 vol 179 cc695-6

Considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of the remuneration of any interim Sheriff Substitute appointed in pursuance of any Act of the present session to regulate and amend the laws and practice relating to the civil procedure in Sheriff Courts in Scotland."—(Mr. Whiteley.)


asked whether there was any provision in the Resolution for paying sheriffs' substitutes at an increased rate. The Government was placing a very much larger jurisdiction, and much greater work on them, and their present inadequate salary ought to be increased.


said that if the hon. Member would put a Question on the Paper he would see that it was answered.


said he would have been glad to have accepted that Answer, but for the fact that when the Financial Resolution of the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill was before the House, he asked a similar Question, and was told by the Chairman of Committee that the proper time and place for his inquiry was the Grand Committee. On the Grand Committee the clause was closured without discussion, so he was putting a Question now.

The Resolution was agreed to, and was reported to the House.

Question put, and agreed to.

Resolution to be reported this day.