§ MR. WATT
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that the ordinary clerk of the second division of the Court of Session in Edinburgh is senior partner in a firm of solicitors to the Supreme Courts, and that his firm is often engaged in doing work in the Court in which its partner is the clerk; if so, will he say whether this arrangement has the sanction of his Department; and whether, in view of the fact that other solicitors suffer disadvantage by this arrangement, he will take any action in the matter.
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. THOMAS SHAW,) Hawick Burghs
The ordinary clerk of the second division of the Court of Session is a partner in a firm of solicitors. He is, however, not entitled to carry on Court practice, and I am assured that so far as any Court business is concerned, he has absolutely no interest therein. No arrangement in any other sense would be sanctioned. In these circumstances no action is called for.
§ MR. THOMAS SHAW
He was appointed by the last Government, and is not allowed to have any interest in the business.