HC Deb 22 June 1875 vol 225 cc316-7

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Clause 3 (Inferior Judge on application of party aggrieved to state a case for opinion of superior Court).


moved that 14 days should be allowed for an appeal, instead of 3 days as proposed in the clause. He looked upon three days as totally inadequate for persons to consider whether they would appeal or not. He regretted that the Lord Advocate should oppose the Amendment on the ground that he had in this Bill followed the lines of the County Court in this country. It appeared to him that in legislating for Scotland they ought to consider what was desirable and necessary for that country, irrespective of what might be the case in England.


said, he hoped the Lord Advocate would concede something on this point, because while he was not sure 14 days was the right period, yet he was quite certain 3 days was too short. He suggested that 7 or 10 days might be allowed.


said, it was very desirable to bring to a point as soon as possible whether there was to be an appeal or not, and as no inconvenience had arisen from the working of the English County Courts Act, he must oppose the Amendment.

Amendment negatived.

Clause agreed to.

It being now ten minutes to Seven of the clock, Committee report Progress; to sit again this day.

And it being now Seven of the clock, the House suspended its Sitting.

The House resumed its Sitting at Nine of the clock.