§ 44. Sir JOHN JARDINE
asked the Lord Advocate why the practice of having a separate procurator fiscal for each of the counties of Roxburgh and Berwick has been departed from; and by what method the criminal business of two such large areas is to be controlled from one centre?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Munro)
The change referred to by my hon. Friend has been made in pursuance of a policy which was initiated, after careful consideration by my predecessor and in which I concur. A competent depute procurator fiscal, who must give his whole time to his official duties, has now been appointed at Duns, and I see no reason to anticipate any difficulty in securing the efficient discharge of the duties under the new arrangement.