§ DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeen shire, W.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in consideration of the wide difference of agricultural custom and nomenclature between England and Scotland, he will follow the precedent of 1882, and introduce a separate Agricultural Holdings Bill for Scotland.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (MR. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester E.
This was carefully considered by the Agricultural Department, in consultation with the Scottish Office. They came to the conclusion that the course actually pursued was the most convenient, and would lead to no difficulty or confusion.
§ DR. FARQUHARSON
If the right hon. Gentleman is not able to pursue this course, may I ask whether he will issue an intelligible translation of the Bill for the information of the Scottish members?
§ [No answer was given.]