HC Deb 30 June 1881 vol 262 c1752

in moving for leave to bring in a Bill to authorize the conversion of entailed estates, and to amend the Law of Entail in Scotland, would only say that if there was one object in which proprietors and tenants in Scotland were agreed it was in the desirability of giving further powers for the sale of entailed estates, because nothing caused more injury to the agricultural interest than the limitations the law now imposed. At that late hour he would not detain the House by explaining the provisions of the Bill, but simply asked leave to introduce it.

Motion agreed to.

Bill to authorise the conversion of Entailed Estates, and to amend the Law of Entail in Scotland, ordered to be brought in by The LORD ADVOCATE and Secretary Sir WILLIAM HARCOURT.

Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 203.]

House adjourned at a quarter after One o'clock.