§ Captain WARING
asked the Lord Advocate, in view of the fact that there is nothing in the Locomotives on Highways Act, 1896, which prevents the Secretary for Scotland from varying by administrative Order the provisions of Section 3 of the Locomotives Amendment (Scotland) Act, 1878, in such districts in Scotland where variation is sought for, and in view of the fact that the road authorities, agriculturists, and traction-engine owners in Banffshire are unanimously in favour of the use of studs on the driving wheels of traction engines, whether he will reconsider his refusal to vary the provision so far as it affects the county?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Ure)
As already indicated to my hon. Friend, I do not accept the view that Section 3 of the Act of 1878 can be varied for a special district, and I therefore regret I cannot reconsider my previous answers.
§ Sir JOHN JARDINE
May I ask whether it is impossible to vary the Order for a particular county, such as the county of Roxburgh, when the farmers all desire it?