HC Deb 05 July 1938 vol 338 c168
24. Mr. Cassells

asked the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that no provision is made in the Scottish sheriff court rules for obtaining production of corporeal effects; and is he prepared to recommend to the Rules Council that steps be taken whereby such effects may be recovered by parties in the same manner as documents?

The Solicitor-General for Scotland

My right hon. Friend has received no representations on this subject, which would seem to fall within the province of the Sheriff Court Rules Council. I suggest that the hon. Member should address any representations he may wish to make on the subject to the Rules Council, either direct or through the legal societies.

Mr. Cassells

Do I understand the Solicitor-General to suggest that the Government have no responsibility at all in this connection?

The Solicitor-General for Scotland

I think that in the first place it is a matter for the Rules Council, and that it would be well that they should take it into consideration.