HC Deb 04 February 1913 vol 47 c1980
39. Mr. WATT

asked the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been called to the practice in the larger sheriffdoms in Scotland of agents preferring their cases to be called before certain of the sheriffs-substitute, with the result that the sheriffs-substitute thus preferred get more than their share of the work, and that inconvenience and delay result to the litigants; if so, can he see his way to remedy this by giving the sheriff-principal the power to transfer cases from one substitute to another; and will he do this by means of an Amendment in the Sheriff Court (Scotland) Amendment Bill at present before the House?


The sheriff already has power to transfer cases from one sheriff-substitute to another, and exercises it when necessary.