HC Deb 01 March 1910 vol 14 cc744-5

asked what duties, if any, are, attached to the post of Lord Advocate for Scotland, for whom a salary of £5,000 a year is provided by Parliament; and what provisions, if any, were made for the discharge of such duties during the four months immediately preceding the General Election?


Before the right hon. Gentleman answers that question, Has he received any complaints whatever from Scotland or elsewhere as to the way in which the Lord Advocate has discharged his duties?


The answer to the supplementary question is an emphatic negative. The duties of the Lord Advocate as Chief Law Officer and Law Adviser of the Crown in Scotland are multifarious and responsible. They were discharged during the time referred to with the utmost ability and promptitude. My right hon. and learned Friend attended daily at his office, and conducted in court during the election a number of important Crown cases. There are no arrears of work of any kind in his Department.

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