§ MR. D. A. THOMAS (Merthyr Tydvil)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate what Minority Report of the Joint Committee of 1888 is referred to in the Memorandum attached to the Private Bill Procedure (Scotland) Bill, and upon the lines of which that Bill is stated to be largely drawn?
MR. GRAHAM MURRAY
The Minority Report referred to by the hon. Member was the Draft Report submitted to the Joint Committee for consideration by Lord Balfour of Burleigh. See page XIII. of Parliamentary Paper, No. 276, Session 1888.
§ MR. D. A. THOMAS
Was not this draft Report merely formally read and not afterwards considered by the Committee; is there any evidence on the face of it that it had the approval of any other member of the Committee?