§ Mr. WATT
asked the Lord Advocate the amount of salary paid to each sheriff principal in Scotland, excluding the Lothians and Lanarkshire; and the number of appeal cases undertaken by each during the year 1910, distinguishing those heard viva voce and those in which written pleadings only were taken?
§ Mr. URE
The salaries paid in 1910 to the sheriffs principal, other than the Sheriff of the Lothians and Peebles and the Sheriff of Lanarkshire, are set forth in the first column of the annexed table. With regard to the second part of the question, the judicial statistics for 1910 are not yet available, but so far as they can be ascertained, the number of appeal cases disposed of by the several sheriffs, other than the two excluded, in that year are set forth in the second column of the table. It would be impossible to make976W the distinction asked without an excessive amount of trouble and delay.
Sheriffdom. Salary. No. of Appeals. Aberdeen, Kincardine and Banff £1,000 26 Argyll 700 14 Ayr 700 32 Caithness, Orkney and Zetland 775 13 Dumfries and Galloway 700 22 Fife and Kinross 800 18 Forfar 1,000 41 Inverness, Elgin and Nairn 800 18 Perth 750 40 Renfrew and Bute 800 37 Ross, Cromarty, and Sutherland 700 12 Roxburgh, Berwick and Selkirk 750 13 Stirling, Dumbarton and Clackmannan 800 44