HC Deb 06 July 1911 vol 27 cc1479-80W

asked the Lord Advocate whether the appointment of procurators of burghs in Scotland is an annual one, and if procurators on their appointment are required to take oath for the faithful discharge of their duties, and also on reappointment; whether he can state when the procurator of the Royal burgh of Linlithgow was appointed, and on what date he took the oath after his appointment; and whether if reappointed he has taken the oath since his reappointment; and if he has acted as procurator in police courts without having taken the oath why he was not required to take the oath?


The appointment of burgh procurator is made by the town council under the Burgh Police (Scotland) Acts, and the office is held at the pleasure of the town council. I am informed the burgh procurator in Linlithgow was appointed on 26th January, 1885, and took the oath of office on appointment. He has remained in office since that date, no re-appointment being required.