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Court of Session Act 1821

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XIXExtractors to be appointed by the Principal Clerks of Session.

And be it enacted, That the Nomination of each Extractor shall be made by the said Principal Clerks jointly, the senior Clerk having, in case of Equality, a casting Voice; and every such Nomination shall be made without receiving therefor any Price, Gratuity, or valuable Consideration of any Kind, and shall be forthwith reported to the Court; and the said Extractors shall hold their Offices during the Pleasure of the said Principal Clerks, or the major Part of them, the senior Clerk having as above directed a casting Voice in ease of Equality; and the said Extractors shall give obedience to such Regulations as may be made by the Principal Clerks of Session from Title to Time, for establishing and preserving Order and Regularity in the Performance of their Duties, and for the faithful Performance of which Duties the Principal Clerks of Session shall be responsible; and the said: Principal Clerks shall be bound as heretofore to maintain and exercise a constant and regular Superintendence; Control and Direction regarding the official Conduct of the Extractors, and all other subordinate Officers in their Department, and for that Purpose at least one of them shall attend personally for such Time as shall be necessary, at least Three Days in every Week, in the Register Office; and the said Principal Clerks shall also prepare and deliver to the Lord Clerk Register or his Deputy, at the Commencement of every Winter and Summer Session, a Report setting forth such Matters as have occurred in the intermediate Period, relating to their Department, and appearing to be worthy of Notice, with a View to the Public Benefit.

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