HC Deb 23 February 1972 vol 831 c304W
40. Mr. Ronald King Murray

asked the Lord Advocate whether he is satisfied with the working of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act, 1971, in regard to matters coming under his competence; and if he will make a statement.

The Lord Advocate

Yes. I have not yet found it necessary to issue any instructions to procurators fiscal under the powers conferred upon me by Section 20 of the Act, but the speedy and efficient disposal of business in the Sheriff Court is kept under review and I shall not hesitate to use my powers if necessary.