§ Considered in Committee.
§ [The CHAIRMAN of WAYS and MEANS, Mr. J. W. LOWTHER, in the Chair.]
THE LORD ADVOCATE moved:—
That it is expedient to authorise the payment, out of money to be provided by Parliament, of a sum not exceeding £20,000, for the improvement of congested districts in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and to make provision for the administration and application of the sums available for such purpose.
§ MR. CALDWELL
protested against the Motion being passed in that way, observing that he had intended to make some observations, but was waiting in the expectation that an explanation would be given by the Lord Advocate, who had in fact risen for that purpose at the moment the Resolution was put from the Chair.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
said there was no desire whatever on the part of the Government to prevent any explanation of the Resolution. Such explanation, however, could be given by the Lord Advocate on the Report stage.
§ Resolution to be reported upon Thursday I7th June.