§ *MR. AKERS-DOUGLAS,
in moving the Second Reading of this Bill, said that its object was to improve the accommodation of the Register House at Edinburgh. Read 2°, and committed to a Select Committee of Five Members, three to be nominated by the House and two by the Committee of Selection.
Ordered, That all Petitions against the Bill presented three clear days before the meeting of the Committee be referred to the Committee; that the Petitioners praying to be heard by themselves, their Counsel, or Agents, be heard against the Bill, and Counsel heard in support of the Bill.
Ordered, That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records.
Ordered, That three be the quorum.— (Mr. Akers-Douglas.)