HC Deb 08 April 1981 vol 2 c951
41. Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland how many persons are employed in the procurator fiscal's temporary office at the sheriff court in Peterhead.

The Solicitor-General for Scotland

The procurator fiscal at Peterhead has a staff of three.

Mr. McQuarrie

I am grateful to my hon. and learned Friend for that reply. Is he aware that the continued delay in completing the alterations to the sheriff court is putting great pressure on all those who use it? Can my hon. and learned Friend apply pressure to the authorities to complete the alterations to the court so that it may be brought into action at the earliest possible moment?

The Solicitor-General for Scotland

This matter is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, but I understand that the adaptation and enlargement is going ahead, and the procurator fiscal and the sheriff clerk should be able to return to permanent accommodation in the court house next April.