§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. M'LAREN)
, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, that as several hon. Members were desirous of making their observations when the Bill went into Committee, he would not say anything regarding it at that stage.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(The Lord Advocate.)
§ MR. M'LAGAN
pointed out that the Bill was drawn upon the same lines as the English and Irish measures upon the same subject, and that the circumstances of Scotland were not of an identical character. He would, therefore, express a hope that there would be some interval allowed between the second reading and the Committee.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Thursday 31st March.