§ MR. M'LAREN
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department his intention respecting the "Bill (as amended in Committee) to amend the General Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act, 1862," in so far as respects the proposed change in the constitution of all the burghs in Scotland which have adopted that Act?
§ SIR JAMES FERGUSSON
replied, that it was not intended by the Bill in any way to alter the constitution of burghs. It raised a matter of controversy, however, and would not be proceeded with this Session.