§ SIR GEORGE TREVELYAN (Glasgow, Bridgeton)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate—(1), with reference to the fact that a deputation, from the municipalities of the seven cities excluded from the Public Houses, Hours of Closing (Scotland) Act waited last month on the Secretary for Scotland to protest against their continued exclusion, and to the circumstance that the Secretary for Scotland is reported to have said, in the course of his reply, that he should hope to see a Bill brought in, and a discussion take place, whether the Government will give facilities for the amending Bill now before the House; and, (2) whether, on further consideration of the subject, the Secretary for Scotland and the Government are prepared themselves to carry out the desires of the municipalities which are affected by the present state of the Law?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE
I may say that in the reply of the Secretary for Scotland referred to, no suggestion whatever was made that the Government could give facilities for the Bill in question. With regard to the second paragraph of the Question I have to say that the information promised to the Secretary for Scotland on the point referred to, has not as yet been supplied.