§ 70. Mr. WATT
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether it is proposed to appoint a new sheriff principal for Lanarkshire, or whether sheriff principals are to be gradually abolished throughout Scotland in order to save expense in war-times and in view of the fact that no other system of jurisprudence in the world except the Scottish adheres to the system of appealing from a single judge to a single judge?
§ The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. Munro)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the rest of the question, I would refer my hon. and learned Friend to the reply which I gave him in tins House on the 28th February last regarding the office of sheriff principal.
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
In making this appointment, will the usual practice be followed of appointing a person who is the political agent of a Member of the Government?