The arrangements for sittings are a matter for the Commission itself, which met for the first time on 30th June; the Chairman's appointment is on a full-time basis and the other members are to devote on average about two days per week to the Commission's work; the Chairman retains his remuneration as a Court of Session Judge and the other members are being remunerated at the rate of £2,000 per annum.
I am obliged to the right hon. Gentleman for that reply. Is he and the Lord Advocate satisfied that two days a week will be adequate for this small body to cope with the volume of law reform which we all understood we were to have? There may be some disappointment in the profession that the work of the Commission is to be confined to such a relatively short time.
On available information, the Commission as at present organised should be adequate to its task. However, I am sure that if experience were to show otherwise, other arrangements would be made by the Commission.
Can the right hon. Gentleman say what correlation there will be between the work of this Commission and that of the Commission established in England by the Lord Chancellor?