§ 33. Mr. B. SMITH
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the delay in connection with the Workmen's Compensation Act proceedings in Scotland, and that, in spite of there being four sheriffs sitting in Edinburgh, no arrangement is made by which one of them is set apart to deal with such cases in the same way as is done in the Sheriff's Court at Hamilton; and will he take the steps necessary to remedy this state of affairs?
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. Two of the three Sheriffs-Substitute who sit in Edinburgh are available for Workmen's Compensation cases. The Sheriff does not consider it possible that one Sheriff-Substitute should devote hit, whole time to such cases. No complaints, as to the existing arrangements have been made to the Sheriff.