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Public Appointments

Volume 281: debated on Tuesday 16 July 1996

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland to which public offices in Scotland the Lord Advocate makes (a) appointments and (b) recommendations of appointments. [32287]

[holding answer 17 June 1996]:

  • (a) The Lord Advocate is responsible for the appointment of:
    • Advocate Deputes;
    • Procurators Fiscal;
    • the Chairman and Members of the Scottish Law Commission;
    • the Chairman and Members of the Scottish Committee of the Council on Tribunals;
    • the Chairman of any Building Societies Appeals Tribunal in Scotland.
  • (b) The Lord Advocate is consulted about or makes nominations in respect of a wide range of public appointments.