§ Order for Committee read.1704
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."—(Sir William Dunbar.)
§ MR. W. LESLIE
objected to going into Committee upon the Bill in the absence of the Lord Advocate, and without any explanation of its objects.
§ SIR WILLIAM DUNBAR
said, that the object of the Bill was to remove a doubt which existed as to the power to hold a circuit court for the trial of prisoners at Dundee.
§ The House divided:—Ayes 84; Noes 49: Majority 35.
§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ SIR JOHN HAY
hoped that the hon. Member for the "Wigton Burghs would redeem his pledge not to go on with the Bill in the absence of the Lord Advocate. He moved that the Chairman do report Progress.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ House resumed.
§ Committee report Progress; to sit again on Monday next.
§ House adjourned at a quarter before Twelve o'clock.