HC Deb 01 April 1912 vol 36 cc867-8

asked whether the Prime Minister's attention has been called to the provisions contained in the Government of Scotland Bill, as ordered by this House to be printed on the 20th of last month; whether such Bill was drawn up in consultation with any Member of the Government; whether access to information of a secret character obtained by the Government and to be shortly embodied in the Government of Ireland Bill and laid before the House was permitted to the honourable presenter or supporters of the Bill; and whether the Government intend to make the Government of Scotland Bill a Government measure in the lifetime of the present Parliament?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative; to all the other branches, in the negative.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether, as a Scotch Member, he is in favour of the provisions of the Bill?