§ Miss McIntosh
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) what the implications of the Courts Act 2003 are for the remuneration of Under Sheriffs; 
(2) what steps he has taken to make up shortfalls in Under Sheriffs' remuneration arising from changes introduced in the Courts Act 2003. 
§ Mr. Lammy
The Courts Act 2003 removes the link between responsibility for High Court Enforcement work and the ceremonial functions of the Shrievalty. The latter attracts no remuneration. The arrangements for remuneration for High Court Enforcement work are unchanged. Where Under Sheriffs do not seek or receive authorisation as High Court Enforcement Officers, they will no longer be obliged to undertake High Court Enforcement work, so the issues of remuneration, or any shortfall in remuneration do not arise.