§ MR. W. THORBURN (Peebles and Selkirk)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland with regard to his statement that a Bill dealing with Private Bill Procedure in Scotland was prepared and would be introduced during the present Session of Parliament, if he can now say when that Bill will be introduced; and if he can say that it is still the intention 1057 of the Government to use their best endeavours to pass it into law?
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Sir GEORGE TREVELYAN, Glasgow, Bridgeton)
The Government have a Bill prepared on this subject, and would be glad to pass it if it were accepted as absolutely non-contentious. Those are the only conditions under which it could pass this Session.