§ Mr. WATT
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the factor on the estates of the Congested Districts Board has recently been appointed a Sub-Commissioner for small holdings under the Land Act; if so, at what salary; whether he was permitted to engage in private practice as a solicitor in his former position; whether he is allowed the same privilege in his new appointment; and whether in future such posts will be given only on condition that private practice is abandoned?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
The answer to the first part of my hon. Friend's question is in the affirmative; the answer to the second part is that the salary is £700 a year; the answer to the third part is in the affirmative; the answer to the fourth part is in the negative; and in answer to the fifth part I may say that the Sub-Commissioners are, and I have no doubt will continue to be, whole-time officers.