HC Deb 16 April 1847 vol 91 c875

said, as he saw his right hon. and learned Friend the Lord Advocate in his place, he would take leave to ask him a question with regard to the measure for facilitating the sale of encumbered estates in Scotland, which he understood was under the consideration of the Government. He wished to know whether it were likely such a Bill would be brought forward?


said, the subject to which his noble Friend alluded was now under the consideration of Government, with a view to the introduction of some measure for the relief of landed proprietors in Scotland. He hoped that such a measure, giving relief, at all events in certain cases, would be brought forward in the course of the present Session.