HC Deb 26 March 1975 vol 889 cc152-3W
34. Mr. Wigley

asked the Lord Advocate what is the total number of parliamentary draftsmen he has on his staff; and what unfilled vacancies there are for such positions.

The Lord Advocate

The number of parliamentary draftsmen on my staff who are engaged in work in connection with the Government's legislative programme is seven. These draftsmen have, of course, additional duties as my legal secretaries. I am also responsible for the draftsman who is permanently attached to the Scottish Law Commission, but he is engaged in drafting work exclusively for that Commission.

The number of vacancies for parliamentary draftsmen in my Department is three.