§ MR. WATT
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that some sheriff clerks in Scotland are also engaged in trade and utilise the one function for the benefit of the other; and whether, in the pubic interest, he will bring pressure to bear on the existing sheriff clerks who are in that position and refrain from appointing such in future.
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. THOMAS SHAW,) Hawick Burghs
I shall be glad to have from my hon. friend the instances on which he bases this Question. I am not aware of any such cases; and before dealing with the general point involved it would be right to know any available details.