§ On the Order being read, to go into Committee on this Bill,
§ DR. CLARK (Caithness)
remarked, that there were two-and-a-half pages of Amendments to the Bill, and that it could not possibly lie adequately considered by the House. He suggested, therefore, that in the circumstances, a Scotch Grand Committee should be appointed, as last year, to whom the Bill could be sent. And if such a Committee was granted, it should be appointed at once, so as to avoid the position in which they were placed last year, when one-fifth of a Bill had to be given up because there was not sufficient time to discuss it.
Several Members objected, and the Committee was deferred till Monday next.