HC Deb 10 August 1887 vol 318 cc1880-1
MR. BUCHANAN (Edinburgh, W.)

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether his attention has been directed to the fact that "The Presumption of Life Limitation (Scotland) Act, 1881," has been inoperative in many cases owing to the restrictions in Section 8, and to other defects in the same; whether the Government can offer any facilities to the passing of the Bill at present before the House to amend the Act; and, if not, whether next Session they will take steps to forward legislation to remove the grievances that undoubtedly have arisen?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities)

I am afraid I cannot offer any facilities for the passing of this Bill this Session; but I can assure my hon. Friend that the matter certainly does require some legislation, and it shall have my attention.