§ Mr. MORTON
asked whether it is the intention of the Government, on the assumption that the Parliament Bill is carried into law this year, to give the Scottish Land Bill such a position as will enable it to override the Veto of the House of Lords during the present Parliament?
§ Mr. WEIR
asked, in view of the fact that the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill has passed through the House of Commons by large majorities on two separate occasions, why the Government now propose to give priority to measures of Home Rule for Ireland and Welsh Disestablishment before seeking to pass through Parliament a Scottish Land Bill, and so redeem the long-standing pledges of the Liberal leaders to the people of Scotland?
§ Mr. EUGENE WASON
Did the right hon. Gentleman receive in the first week of the Session a unanimous resolution from the unofficial Scottish Liberal Members urging upon the Government to press through the Scottish Small Landholders Bill without delay?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
Yes, what my right hon. Friend says is quite true. Perhaps I may be allowed to reply to the question by my hon. Friend the Member for Ross at the same time. I must ask my hon. Friends to be content for the 26 moment with the assurance that the Government are fully alive to the urgency of this matter, and that they have every hope that the necessary legislation will pass into law during the present Parliament.
§ Mr. JAMES HOPE
Does the right hon. Gentleman not think it would save a great deal of trouble and heart-burning if the various measures which the will of the people demands could be settled by ballot, as is the case of private Members' Bills?
MARQUESS Of TULLIBARDINE
Will the measure apply equally to the whole of Scotland or will it be differential between North and South?