§ Mr. Menzies Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the current establishment of the procurator fiscal service; how many vacancies there are; and in what grades.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
I am advised by my noble and learned Friend the Lord Advocate that on 8 May 1992 there were 1,080–5 staff in post in the Procurator Fiscal Service. Vacancies currently being filled are 15 in 93W legal grades, three in administrative grades and 3.5 in typing grades. When these appointments have been made the establishment of the Procurator Fiscal Service will stand at 1,102.