§ MR. BUCHANAN (Edinburgh, W.)
said, he wished to ask the Lord Advocate a Question, of which he had given him private Notice, Whether, in view of the desire of the large burghs in Scot- 33 land, mentioned in the Schedule of the Burgh Police and Health Bill, he would agree, on behalf of the Government, when the Bill was in Committee, to make it permissive so far as they were concerned?
THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. B. BALFOUR)&c.) (Clackmannan,
was understood to say that they had been told the Amendments made by the Select Committee in both Houses would have met the views of those large burghs. They understood it would be desirable to preserve the powers, at all events, in the Local Acts under this Bill; and Government were prepared, when the Bill was in Committee, to make it permissive in respect of the large burghs which had Private Acts of their own.