HC Deb 30 July 1894 vol 27 c1364

said, he wished to explain what he meant with regard to the Crofters Act Amendment Bill. He had understood that the Ministry was willing to go on with this measure if it were not regarded as contentious. He had applied to the Leader of the Opposition, who had told him that he did regard it as a contentious measure. Remembering that the Party opposite gave the Irish leaseholders the benefit of the Irish Land Act, he could not understand why they should refuse to the poor crofters of Scotland what they gave to the Irish leaseholders. He proposed that the Government should bring in a Bill before 12 o'clock, give them an opportunity of discussing it, and throw the responsibility for its rejection upon the right shoulders.

Motion agreed to.

House adjourned at twenty minutes after Twelve o'olock.