HC Deb 22 November 1911 vol 31 cc1348-9W
Captain WARING

asked the Lord Advocate whether the duties of sheriff principal in respect of hearing appeals have become superseded by the practice of passing the sheriff principal and making appeal direct to the Court of Session; whether all the other or administrative duties of sheriff principal are in fact per formed by the sheriff substitute, with the sole exception of the duties regarding the Northern Lights Commission, Prison Board, and Fishery Board; and, if so, have His Majesty's Government decided; that the administrative duties in question are such as to warrant the retention of the office of sheriff principal?


The answer to each part of my hon. Friend's question is in the negative.