§ 24. Mr. W. Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many decrees for debt were issued in Scottish courts in 1951, 1955, 1960, and 1963, respectively.
§ Lady Tweedsmuir
The figures for 1963 are not yet available but I shall, with permission, circulate the figures for 1962 and the earlier years in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Hamilton
Cannot the noble Lady give the figures now? Can she say whether there has been a substantial increase in the figures since 1951? Can
|DECREES FOR DEBT ISSUED IN THE SCOTTISH COURTS|
|Court of Session|
|Sheriff Ordinary Courts||…||…||8,232||10,658||23,861||27,734|
|Sheriff Small Debt Courts||…||…||39,087||63,241||111,575||109,894|
|J.P. Small Debt Courts||…||…||3,237||3,976||4,379||4,532|
|1963 figures are not yet available.|