HC Deb 01 June 1937 vol 324 cc824-5
3. Sir Douglas Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is yet in a position to make any statement regarding the salaries of sheriffs-substitute in Scotland?

Mr. Elliot

I have not vet been able, as I had hoped, to conclude my discussions on this subject with my right hon. and learned Friend the Lord Advocate and with the Treasury; but I am actively pursuing the matter, with a view to communicating with the Association of Sheriffs-Substitute at an early date.

Sir D. Thomson

Does not my right hon. Friend think it is time that some decision was come to, as this matter has been under consideration for the last six months?

Mr. Elliot

Recently, as my hon. Friend knows, there have been changes in office, and it has been difficult to pursue connected consideration.