HC Deb 27 July 1846 vol 88 cc28-9

understood that it would be most convenient for him to put the questions of which he had given notice, not to the First Lord of the Treasury, but to the Lord Advocate of Scotland. He would ask them—"Whether it be the intention of Her Majesty's Government to give effect to the recommendations contained in the several reports made by the Royal Commissioners appointed by Lord Grey's Government in 1833, and continued by that of Lord Melbourne until 1838, having instructions to inquire into and report to the House as to the efficiency of the Courts of Law in Scotland?—Whether it be the intention of the Government to carry out, at an early period, the special report made by the above Commission, pointing out the expediency of revising and improving the laws which regulate the transfer of mortgage of land and house property in Scotland?—And whether it be the intention of the Government to take measures for im- proving the law and practice of jury trial in civil suits in Scotland?"


said, that the noble Lord at the head of the Government would take the matter into his earliest consideration.