HC Deb 11 December 1974 vol 883 c510
41. Mr. Monro

asked the Lord Advocate when he next intends to pay an official visit to Glasgow.

The Lord Advocate

I have not made any arrangements to visit Glasgow on any specific date, but I do intend in the fairly near future to visit the procurator fiscal there to discuss his workload and the working conditions of his staff.

Mr. Monro

That is good news. Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman take the opportunity of going on to Dumbarton and explain what advice he gave to the Secretary of State on the indemnification of councillors who acted illegally? Does he accept the view of the Attorney-General who, when a shadow Law Officer, said that any legislation would set a dangerous precedent?

The Lord Advocate

The hon. Member knows only too well that matters of advice given by Law Officers to other members of the Government are confidential and, therefore, that I cannot answer his question. If he wants a specific answer on any matter in connection with Dunbartonshire, no doubt he will table a Question to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State.

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