HC Deb 26 March 1975 vol 889 cc480-1
38. Mr. Fairbairn

asked the Lord Advocate if he will invite the Scottish Law Commission to consider the question of criminal procedure.

The Lord Advocate

No, Sir. This is being considered by a departmental committee under the chairmanship of Lord Thomson. The Scottish Law Commission has submitted comments, and a former commissioner, Lord Stewart, is a member of that committee. The commission's views will no doubt be reflected in the departmental committee's conclusions in due course.

Mr. Fairbairn

When the Lord Advocate sees the Scottish Law Commission, will he make publicly plain in Scotland the opinion of the Attorney-General in England that dislike, disapproval, or ignorance of the law are no good reason for breaking it?

The Lord Advocate

I agree with the hon. and learned Gentleman that the Attorney-General has no jurisdiction in Scotland.