§ MR. ESSLEMONT (Aberdeen, E.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether Her Majesty's Government has received several communications and memorials from Aberdeenshire and elsewhere, asking that the Ashbourne Act may be extended to Scotland: and whether Her Majesty's Government are or are not favourably disposed to consider the request before the meeting of Parliament next Session?
§ * MR. W. H. SMITH
Naturally I made inquiry for the memorials to which the hon. Member refers at the Scotch Office. Nothing is known at the Scotch Office of these memorials and communications, and, as far as I know, the Government have not received any.