HC Deb 04 February 1887 vol 310 c651
MR. J. W. BARCLAY (Forfarshire)

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether he intends to introduce and proceed with a general Police Bill for Scotland at an early date?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrews Universities)

, in reply, said, it was intended to introduce a Bill at an early date; but he might mention, for the information of the hon. Member, that any delay that took place was only in order that the numerous very important suggestions which had been made by Public Bodies and others in regard to the terms of the Bill might be well considered, and that the Bill might be introduced in such a form as should make it certain to pass during the present Session.