§ 62. Mr. Patrick Maitland
asked the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that owners of gardens suffering the depredations of straying sheep have no remedy other than to detain the animal and claim damages under the Winter Herding Act of the Second Session of the Scottish Parliament in the reign of King James VII, which imposes on the sheepowner a fine of half a mark per straying sheep; and if he will introduce legislation to amend these provisions.
§ The Lord Advocate
I have not yet completed my inquiries into this matter, but I shall communicate with my hon. Friend whenever I am in a position to do so.