HC Deb 07 October 1909 vol 11 cc2193-4

asked the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been called to a case recently decided in the Glasgow Small Debt Court that, where a purchaser bought and paid for furniture which was set aside for a few days in the dealer's premises till the purchaser was ready to receive it, that furniture was subject to hypothec for the rent due from the dealer to his landlord, with the result that the purchaser lost both the price and the furniture; and whether he will consider the advisability of introducing legislation to give proper protection to the innocent purchaser of goods against such an exercise of the landlord's hypothec for rent?


The case is at present under appeal, and it would, therefore, be inexpedient to consider any suggestion for legislation arising out of the decision of the lower court.