§ Mr. WATT
asked the Lord Advocate whether the post of chairman of the Prison Commission in Scotland is now vacant; whether the compulsory retiral age for that position is 65 years; whether the late holder of it got a two years' extension of time, making him 67 years of age in June of this year when he fell to retire; and will he say whether military or legal training will be required in future for the appointment?
§ Mr. URE
The post is not now vacant, a further extension of service having been granted to the present holder. The statute does not require either military or legal training for the appointment of Prison Commissioners, and it is not proposed to prescribe any special qualifications in filling the prospective vacancy.