§ Mr. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the recently announced changes affecting the Exchequer Office in Edinburgh will result in any change in responsibility for the care and custody of the Scottish Regalia.
§ Mr. Younger
Responsibility for the care, custody and preservation of the Regalia continues to vest in the Commissioners for the Regalia.
The commissioners, who hold appointment in terms of a Royal Warrant of 1818, are ex officio the Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, the Lord Clerk Register, the Lord Advocate and the Lord Justice Clerk. In consequence of the changes referred to, they have agreed that the day-to-day functions, hitherto performed on their behalf by the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, should in future be carried out by the Scottish Office.