§ Mr. Clark Hutchison
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he proposes to continue the system of lay magistrates in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. William Ross
I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, Pentlands (Mr. Rifkind) on 8th May—[Vol. 873, c.170.]—and to the reply which my hon. Friend the Minister of State gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Dundee, (Mr. Doig) on 15th May.—[Vol. 873, c. 438.]