MR. PHILIPPS (Lanark, Mid)
asked the Lord Advocate, What use the clerks of Kirk Sessions have made of the sums they have obtained in various parishes of Scotland by their exaction of the excessive fee of 10s. for publishing the banns on a single Sabbath?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities)
I have no knowledge of the use that any individual clerk of Kirk Sessions has made of the sums collected. I am informed that these sums go pro tanto to meet the expenses connected with the proclamation of banns and the salaries of the session clerks.