HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 cc2096-7W
Mr. Cassells

asked the Lord Advocate whether he is prepared to consider the advisability of adding after Rule 20, Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act, 1907, words permitting the court, notwithstanding that the defender may have prorogated the jurisdiction of the court where the case is brought, ex proprio motu, or on cause shown, to remit the cause to another sheriffdom, in which case the cause shall proceed in all respects as if it had been originally raised in the original court?

The Lord Advocate

I am not satisfied that the suggested addition is necessary in order to achieve the object which the hon. Member has in view. I have, however, communicated his proposal to the Sheriff Court Rules Council.