§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ GENERAL SIR GEORGE BALFOUR
said, there was a general wish to get the Bill reprinted with the Lord Advocate's Amendment, and though the Bill fell far short of the expectations and wishes entertained by his hon. Friend and himself, yet, as it was a movement in the right direction in relieving Scotland from the entail incubus which bore so heavily on their country, he (Sir George Balfour) begged of his hon. Friend the Member for Aberdeen to allow the clauses to be passed, withdrawing his objections; otherwise the Bill must be lost for this Session. He would also remind his hon. Friend that the Bill was introduced late in the Session on the understanding that it could only be passed if not opposed.
§ Clause 1 to 8, inclusive, agreed to, with Amendments.
§ Clause 9 (Provision as to entailed estates now charged for improvements).
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE
moved, in page 8, line 33, after "sanction," to insert—(3.) Bonds and dispositions in security granted in terms of this section shall set forth the rate of interest stipulated to be paid from the date of the advance until repayment, with corresponding penalties, and may be in the form, and shall have the effect and operation, and be subject to the conditions and provisions as to keeping down interest, which are mentioned in the preceding section.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Committee report Progress; to sit again upon Thursday.
§ It being now Seven of the clock the House suspended its Sitting.
§ The House resumed its Sitting at Nine of the clock.