§ GENERAL SIR GEORGE BALFOUR
asked the Lord Advocate, If he has read the case of Frazer v. Lawson, known as the "Castle Frazer rabbit case," decided by Sheriff Wilson, in the Sheriff Court of Aberdeen, in favour of the defendant, but which decision was reversed by the Sheriff Principal; and, whether any authoritative opinion can be expressed as to the proper interpretation to be placed on the Law; or, if not, whether a Bill will be promptly submitted to Parliament to declare the rights of tenants holding leases before and subsequent to the Ground Game Act, in respect to shooting and trapping rabbits?
THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. B. BALFOUR)
said, he had seen the newspaper report of the case to which the hon. and gallant Gentleman referred; but he had not seen the pleadings or the proof. In these circumstances, he did not feel justified in expressing an opinion upon the judgment. He should, 2046 however, obtain a copy of the Papers and if he thought that the law required amendment he would take the necessary steps.