§ Mr. Ancram
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is satisfied with the law relating to the remuneration of solicitors under the legal aid scheme in the High Court of Justiciary; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. William Ross
Solicitors' fees for work in the High Court of Justiciary are 139W governed by rules made by the High Court in 1964 and amended from time to time. Proposals for changes in the arrangements relating to these fees are a matter for discussion among the High Court, the Law Society of Scotland and the Government Departments concerned, including my Department. This seems to me to be entirely appropriate.