§ Mr. H. HOPE
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he will take steps to secure that as vacancies occur in the procurator-fiscal's and sheriff-clerk's services such vacancies shall, so far as practicable, be filled up by promotions within those services, seeing that the Royal Commission on the Civil Service recently recommended procedure on these lines?
§ Mr. TENNANT
I have consulted with my right hon. Friend the Lord Advocate, and can assure my hon. Friend that the recommendations of the Royal Commission have received and will continue to receive due consideration in connection with the vacancies referred to.