§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, College)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if he is aware that justices of the peace in Scotland are in the habit of sitting on the Bench while their partners or joint agents with them plead the cases at the bar; if this system has his sanction; and, if not, if he will take steps to put a stop to it in future.
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. THOMAS SHAW,) Hawick Burghs
I am 965 not aware of any disregard of the statutory provisions bearing on disqualifications of justices, but if my hon. friend can furnish me with the specific facts on which his Question is based I shall willingly have them inquired into.