HC Deb 07 May 1886 vol 305 cc528-9
MR. CRAIG-SELLAR (Lanarkshire, Partick)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, in view of the precedent in the case of the Irish Land Act, he will state the names of the Commissioners under the Crofters (Scotland) Bill before the Bill passes the Third Reading?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. E. GLADSTONE) (Edinburgh, Mid Lothian)

I wish heartily that we were in a condition to give the hon. Member the names for which he not unreasonably asks. But we are not in that condition yet, and I think that he would hardly say that it would be desirable to delay the third reading of the Bill for that purpose. I can assure the hon. Member that we shall lose no time in concluding the arrangement.