§ MR. MACFARLANE (Argyll)
asked the Lord Advocate, Whether he intends to bring in a Bill dealing with the question of the cost of Polling Places in Scotland?
§ SIR HERBERT MAXWELL (Wigton)
asked, if the right hon. and learned Gentleman would also inform the House whether the Return which his Predecessor had promised would shortly be in the hands of hon. Members?
THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. B. BALFOUR) (&c.) Clackmannan,
I am not in a position to answer that Question at the moment. The Returning Officers' Bill is in course of preparation; but we have had to communicate in Scotland with persons who are concerned in the administration of the law there, with a view to ascertaining what minimum charges can be inserted in the Schedule of the Bill.