§ MR. JOHN DEWAR (Inverness-shire)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the Government will give facilities during the autumn session for the consideration of the Highland and Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway Companies 1361 Provisional Order, proposed to be proceeded with under the Private Legislation (Scotland) Act, 1899, as a private Bill, having regard to the fact that any delay will postpone the opening of the Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway, which will cause loss to the railway company, and be a source of great inconvenience to the district.
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. A. GRAHAM MURRAY,) Buteshire
I am informed that it would be highly inconvenient, and not in accordance with precedent, to set up an opposed Committee on a Private Bill during the autumn session. The hon. Member has already been informed that an Amendment to Standing Orders will be moved so as to admit of the proceedings already taken being available for the prosecution of the Bill if introduced into Parliament next session.