§ MR. PAUL (Edinburgh, S.)
I wish to ask the Secretary for Scotland, with regard to the first Order of the Day, the consideration of the Lords' Amendments to the Sea Fisheries (Scotland) Bill, whether he proposes to persevere in his Amendment incorporating the City of Edinburgh in the Schedules of the Bill; and, if so, will he alter the phraseology of the Bill by describing Edinburgh as a separate county, which it is, and not as a part of Midlothian, which it is not?
§ *THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Sir G. TREVELYAN,) Glasgow, Bridgeton
For reasons which I shall give later on in the evening the Government are unable to exclude Edinburgh from the operation of this Bill, but I am quite prepared to insert the words "county or city" before the name Edinburgh, and perhaps that will meet the wish of my hon. Friend.
§ MR. R. T. REID (Dumfries, &c.)
Is it not the case that when we were discussing this Bill previous to the Recess it was stated by a Member of the Government and assumed by everybody that Edinburgh was already included in the Bill?