Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General for Scotland.

– in the House of Commons on 22nd June 1922.

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether it is the intention of the Government that the Solicitor-General for Scotland should become a Member of this House?


There is no general practice to the effect that both the Scottish Law Officers should be simultaneously Members of the House, and His Majesty's Government have not hitherto made it a condition of his appointment that the Solicitor-General for Scotland should be a Member. The official duty of the Solicitor-General requires that he should be frequently in Edinburgh, and this, to some extent, must interfere with Parliamentary attendance. His Majesty's Government have no present intention of altering the practice which has prevailed, or of making membership of this House a condition of the Solicitor-General's appointment.