Mr. H. Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered the petition submitted by the Scottish Law Agents Society drawing attention to the claims of sheriffs-substitute in Scotland for increased salaries; and whether, in view of the distinguished and increasing services which sheriffs-substitute perform, he is now able to announce that their emoluments are to be made at least equal to those enjoyed by English county court judges?1094W
§ Mr. Elliot
I have under consideration representations made to me by the society mentioned and others on behalf of sheriffs-substitute. I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply to a question on the subject by the hon. Member for Dumbartonshire (Mr. Cassells) on the 15th December, to which I am at present unable to add.
§ Mr. Cassells
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether any consultation has taken place between his Department and the Sheriffs' Substitute Association for Scotland in connection with salaries payable to the members of the latter association; and, if so, will he state the result of such consultation?
§ Mr. Elliot
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to his question of the 15th December on this subject, to which I am at present unable to add.