§ MR. J. CALDWELL (Mid Lanark)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, looking to the limited time likely to be available for Scotch Legislation this Session, he will delay the introduction of the Local Government (Scotland) Bill until after the Crofters Bill promised in the Queen's Speech, and the Bill dealing with the recommendations of the Select Committee on Feus and Leases, and also enabling local authorities in Scotland to acquire land | for the erection of workmen's dwellings, shall have been introduced; and whether he will give the two latter Bills precedence as regards the future stages over the Local Government (Scotland) Bill?
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Sir G. TREVELYAN, Glasgow, Bridgeton)
The Bills relating to Scotland which the Government have prepared will be brought in at the time most convenient. The Government will be careful to do nothing which can prejudice the prospects of the Crofter's Bill.