§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE
, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, explained that it was a Bill for the exemption of churches and chapels from the liability to pay local rates. By the Valuation Act, all subjects required to be entered on the valuation roll, and certain local Acts had been passed which did not exempt churches and chapels. The object of the present Bill was to extend the exemption so as to make it applicable to all local rates. This, he submitted, was a proper object, and had the approval generally of the Scotch people.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Thursday, 4th June.