§ 23. Mr. KIRKWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland which county councils in Scotland have in their employment as county clerks officials who have received, or are at present receiving, compensation for loss of office under the Derating Act; and were the officials in question actually unemployed for any period between the termination of the office for loss of which they have been, or are being, compensated and the commencement of the present office for which they are receiving salary?
§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
I regret that I have no information on this subject as I have no jurisdiction in the matter of the appointment of county clerks, or as regards the terms on which they hold their appointments.