HC Deb 26 February 1867 vol 185 cc1088-9

, in moving for leave to bring in a Bill for abolishing the Landlord's right of Hypothec in Scotland, said, he desired simply to state the reasons which had induced him to bring forward the measure. Two years ago he moved for and obtained a Royal Commission to investigate the subject. When the Commission came to the conclusion of their inquiries there was a difference of opinion as to their Report, and of course the actual Report was the Report of the majority. He (Mr. Carnegie), in conjunction with the hon. and learned Gentleman the Member for Wigton (Mr. Young) and two other experienced Members of the Commission, dissented from that Report. He understood there had been introduced into "another place" a Bill embodying the recommendation of the Report of the Commission. Under these circumstances, he had thought it his duty to prepare a Bill embodying the opinions of the minority of the Commission. If the Bill were read a first time now, he proposed to fix the second reading for a comparatively remote day, in order that persons in Scotland, interested in the subject, might have ample opportunities of considering it.


said, he would not offer any opposition to the introduction of the Bill, but he reserved full liberty to oppose it at its future stages.

Motion agreed to. Bill for the abolition of the Landlord's right of Hypothec in Scotland, ordered to be brought in by Mr. CARNEGIE, Mr. FORDYCE, and Mr. EDWARD CRAUFURD.

Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 54.]