§ MR. WATT
I beg to ask the Lord-Advocate whether he is aware that one of the recently-appointed sheriffs in Scot and is an ordinary director in the Century Insurance Company, and that thot company is frequently engaged in litigation in the jurisdiction of the sheriff; and, if so, will he say whether this has the sanction of his Department, or whether he proposes to take any steps in the matter.
THE LORD-ADVOCATE (Mr. THOMAS SHAW,) Hawick Burghs
Sheriff Lorrimer is a director of this Company. The remainder of the Question is founded on error. The company is not frequently engaged in litigation in that sheriffdom; indeed I am informed that during the whole twenty-three years of the Company's existence it has never once had a case there which fell to be tried by the sheriff.
§ MR. THOMAS SHAW
That would be an important question when such a case arose, but I have not heard of one.