HC Deb 01 August 1946 vol 426 cc269-70W
130. Mr. M. MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in view of the fact that the Small Landholders (Scotland) Act, 1911, gives the Chairman of the Land Court the rank and tenure of a Judge of the Court of Session, and that by the Statutory Salaries Act, 1937. his salary is such amount as may be determined by the Treasury, what steps have been taken to secure that he shall receive the salary appropriate to his rank.

Mr. Fraser

The rank and tenure of office of a Judge of the Court of Session conferred upon the chairman of the Scottish Land Court by the 1911 Act did not carry the salary of such judge. The chairman's salary was fixed by that Act at £2,000 a year. It was increased to £2,200 after the passing of the Statutory Salaries Act, 1937. The recent review of judicial salaries did not extend to salaries of £2,000 a year or more: and I have been unable to find any grounds which would justify exceptional action in this case.