§ 38. Mr. Grimond
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he intends to increase judicial salaries in Scotland to bring them into line with the recently proposed increase in the salaries of county court judges.
§ Mr. Grimond
Will this statement apply to all classes of judicial officers in Scotland, or only to sheriffs and sheriffs-substitute?
§ Mr. Hector Hughes
Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is just as important for Scottish judges to be put in a position to maintain appropriate standards of life as it is for their English colleagues?
§ Mr. Boothby
Will the right hon. Gentleman make this statement before the House rises for the Summer Recess?
§ Mr. Mathers
Will my right hon. Friend take into account the position of, for example, the chairman of the Scottish Land Court, who has the status of a judge, but not the salary?
§ Mr. Manuel
Is my right hon. Friend aware that if the higher income groups in Scotland receive encouragement from him to have higher salaries at present, it will arouse the greatest resentment throughout the lower income group, particularly rail-way-men and others employed in heavy 197 occupations, who are not receiving wage increases?
§ Colonel Gomme-Duncan
Will the Secretary of State bear in mind that no reasonable person in Scotland will object to these law officers receiving what is due to them and is long overdue?
§ Mr. Rankin
Will the decision in regard to English county court judges in any way affect the terms of my right hon. Friend's statement?
§ Mr. Boothby
Arising out of a question from the benches opposite, does the right hon. Gentleman realise that the salaries at present paid to sheriffs and to sheriffs-substitute are, in view of their responsibilities, an absolute scandal?