HC Deb 15 April 1889 vol 335 cc590-1

Considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Clauses 1, 2, and 3 agreed to.

Amendment proposed, in page 1, line 15, after the word "direct," to leave out the word "hooped," and insert the words "and shall be made."—(Mr. Attorney General.)

Question, "That the word 'hooped' stand part of the Clause," put, and negatived.

Question proposed, "That the words 'and shall be made' be there inserted."

DR. CAMERON (Glasgow, College Division)

I would point out that this is a matter on which those whose interests will be affected by the measure have hardly had sufficient time to consider the Lord Advocate's proposals.

MR. ESSLEMONT (Aberdeen, E.)

This Bill has been before the House for the past few months and the Amendments for some weeks. It is a very important Bill, and largely affects the constituency I represent; but I think that on its general principles all parties are agreed. I hope it will be allowed to pass through Committee, and if necessary it can be further digested on Report.

Objection being taken to further proceeding, the Chairman left the Chair to make his report to the House.

Committee report Progress; to sit again upon Monday, 6th May.