§ 75. Mr. JAMES HOGGE
asked the result of the appeal against convictions for non-stamping by farmers in Scotland; and what steps the Commissioners propose to take to enforce the law against those who are shirking their obligations while others are obeying the law?
§ 102. Mr GLAZEBROOK
asked whether the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh, on 17th July, quashed two convictions of farmers for failure to pay contributions in respect of farm servants on the grounds that the National Insurance Act conferred no right to prosecute for penalties upon the Scottish Commissioners; and, if so, whether this was due to a flaw in the Act or to an intentional differentiation between the Scottish and English contributors?
§ Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN
I am advised that the Scottish Commissioners will be able to meet the present difficulty arising out of the decision in the cases referred to by submitting cases in which proceedings appear to them to be desirable to the Crown Agent, with a view to proceedings being taken by the Procurator-Fiscal.