HC Deb 24 October 1918 vol 110 cc962-3W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the number of cases appealed to the Sheriff-Principal of Caithness, Orkney, and Shetland was four during the year 1916 and two in the year 1915, according to the Judicial Statistics for Scotland; whether the salary paid to the sheriff of these counties is £775 per annum, with permission to continue his private practice as before his appointment; and, if so, whether any war-time economy is contemplated in the way of combining sheriff-ships or otherwise?


The answer to the first two parts of the question is in the affirmative, and to the third, for reasons which I have often given to my hon. Friend, in the negative.