§ Mr. Darling
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many sheriff courts in Scotland had forms available for issue to the public and practitioners explaining the small claims procedures on 30 November 1988 and which courts did not; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
By 30 November all sheriff courts had had initial deliveries of small claims payment summonses. Small claims summonses for use in the less frequently raised actions of delivery and implement, and general explanatory material about the small claims procedure, were delivered to the courts by early December. Arrangements were also made for supplies of these forms to be issued by the Scottish Courts Administration direct to practitioners and others on request.