HC Deb 12 May 1908 vol 188 c903

To ask the Lord Advocate if he will say how many sheriff clerks there are in Scotland who are engaged in pursuits other than that of solicitor; how many of them are secretary, treasurer, or other paid official of local trading companies; how many of them are auditors either of trading companies' accounts or of public accounts; and how many of them are local agents of banking companies.

(Answered by Mr. Thomas Shaw.) I have really nothing to add to the Answer given to my hon. friend on 30th March last, when I stated that I should be glad to be furnished with particulars of the specific instances on which his question was based. If my hon. friend will supply me with this information I will be in a better position to consider the desirability of making further inquiries in the direction he desires.