§ 13. Mr. MORTON
asked the Lord Advocate whether the post of procurator fiscal for Western Perthshire is now vacant; if so, will he consider the advisability of abolishing the office; whether he is aware that a Commission in 1875 advised that, on a vacancy occurring, the office should not be re-filled; and whether, if an appointment is made, he will see that private practice is not allowed?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Munro)
This question and that of my hon. and learned Friend the Member of the College Division of Glasgow may conveniently be answered together. The post referred to is at present vacant. I propose to combine it with the post of procurator fiscal at Perth.