HC Deb 03 April 1963 vol 675 c444
37. Mr. Hannan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will consult with the appropriate authorities with a view to introducing legislation to establish in Glasgow permanent sittings of the Court of Session and the Court of Justiciary.

Mr. Noble

The High Court of Justiciary already sits in Glasgow as required. I do not think that there is any need to contemplate a change in the arrangements for the Court of Session.

Mr. Hannan

Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware of the congestion at the Glasgow courts, and will he look into the matter?

Mr. Noble

I am aware of the congestion at the Glasgow courts, but the problem of whether the Court of Session should sit in Glasgow seems to me to be a different one from that of the congestion of the ordinary courts.