HC Deb 31 July 1897 vol 52 cc20-1

In the application of this Act to Scotland—

  1. (1.) References to a county borough shall be construed as references to a royal burgh, parliamentary burgh, or police burgh.
  2. (2.) Cases of compensation not settled by agreement shall be settled as questions of disputed compensation under Sub-section 10 of Section twenty-five of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1894.

Amendments made: In Sub-section (1), leave out "police"; at the end of Sub-section (1), after "burgh," insert "the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act 1892"; insert, after the words last added— the expressions Council of District, or District Council, shall mean district committee acting under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889, of the county council, where no such district committee exists.

Insert after the words last added— the expressions Petty Sessions, or Petty Sessions Division or Divisions, shall mean justices of the peace court."—(Mr. Caldwell.)


hoped that the House would now allow him to take the Third Reading.


said that as the right hon. Gentleman had treated them so courteously he hoped his hon. Friends would not object to the Third Reading being taken.


joined with the hon. Member for East Mayo in acknowledging the very conciliatory spirit in which the right hon. Gentleman had conducted the Bill through the House. He desired to add that the improvements which had been effected in the Bill amply justified the opposition which had been offered to previous Measures.

Bill Read a Third time amid cheers, and passed.