§ SIR CHARLES CAMERON
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the rules provided for under the Fine or Imprisonment (Scotland and Ireland) Act, 1899, and the framing of which define the coming into operation of the Act, have yet been framed; and, if not, when they may be expected to be ready.
§ * THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. A. GRAHAM MURRAY,) Buteshire
As the hon. Member is aware, the Act referred to only received the Royal assent on the 13th instant, it cannot, therefore, come into operation so far as Scotland is concerned until next session, as the rules there under do not come into force until they have lain forty days before Parliament.