HC Deb 01 April 1903 vol 120 cc887-8


Order for Second Reading read.


said that the object of the Bill was to bring a number of small tenants under the benefits of the Crofters Act. Under the Act of 1886 tenants holding under lease were excluded, although they were paying precisely the same rent as other tenants. That was a great grievance, which the Bill proposed to remove. He begged to move.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. A. Graham Murray,) Buteshire

said that the Bill was really of a more far reaching character than might be supposed from the hon. Gentleman's brief explanation.

Sir FREDRICK BANBURY (Camberwell, Peckham)

called attention to the fact that forty Members were not present.

Notice taken that forty Members were not present; House counted, and forty Members not being present:

The House was adjourned at half-past Eleven of the Clock till To-morrow.

Adjourned at half after Eleven o'clock.