HC Deb 17 June 1931 vol 253 c1765W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will consider what can be done either to prevent or compensate for the loss of time and money suffered by those householders of Millport, in the island of Cumbrae, who are called for service as jurors in the sheriff court of Rothesay, on the adjacent island of Bute, during the months when the summer communication between those islands is not available?


After consideration of the circumstances in consultation with the sheriff of Renfrew and Bute, I am prepared to approve that Cumbrae should be excluded from the area of selection of jurors for criminal trials in the sheriff court at Rothesay, and an order to this effect is being made in terms of Section 27 of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act, 1838.