§ 30. Mr. Connarty
To ask the Advocate-General what subjects have been raised with her as devolution issues; and how many cases have now been intimated to her. 
The Advocate-General for Scotland
Since May 1999 around 500 devolution notices have been intimated to me. A variety of subjects have been raised and almost all have been in criminal cases. Common subjects include: delay in raising proceedings; access to a solicitor; legal aid; temporary sheriffs; questioning in road traffic cases; and use of hearsay evidence.