§ 40. Mr. WATT
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the number of cases that came before the sheriff principal in the shires of Caithness, Orkney and Shetland in the year 1915 was two, and that the salary paid to the sheriff-principal for deciding such two cases was £775; and whether any consolidation is proposed to be brought about in order to cheapen in war-time the administration of justice?
§ The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. Munro)
Beyond saying that the amount of the salary and the number of appeal cases for 1915 are correctly given in the question, I have nothing to add to the answer which I gave to my hon. and learned Friend on the 8th of this month regarding another sheriffdom.