§ 59. Mr. WATT
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the number of cases appealed to the sheriff-principal of Roxburgh, Berwick, and Selkirk during the year 1916 was four, as shown by the Reports on the Judicial Statistics of Scotland; whether the salary paid to the sheriff-principal of these counties is £750 per annum, with permission to continue his private practice; and, if so, whether it is the intention of the Government to effect any economies in this direction in war-time should a vacancy arise?
§ Mr. MUNRO
I think not. The duties are in the Courts of first instance and consist in hearing cases, in being responsible for law and order, much wartime work, and also large duties under the Representation of the People Act.