HC Deb 30 October 1918 vol 110 cc1497-8W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the number of cases appealed to the sheriff-principal of Ross, Cromarty, and Sutherland was eight during the year 1916 and two in the year 1915, according to the Judicial Statistics of Scotland; whether the salary paid to the sheriff of these counties is £700 per annum, with permission to continue his private practice as before his appointment; and, if so, whether it is proposed to economise in war-time by reducing the number of sheriffs-principal in Scotland?


The answer to the first two parts of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the third, I have nothing to add to the replies given to my hon. Friend's similar questions on 24th and 29th October.