51. Major HOPE
asked the Lord Advocate how many of the total opposed applications during the years 1906 to 1912, inclusive, under Section 1 of the Private Legislation (Scotland) Procedure Act, 1899, were proceeded with by private Bills and how many were brought before a Parliamentary Commission sitting in Scotland?
§ Mr. GULLAND (Lord of the Treasury, for the Lord Advocate)
The total opposed applications were 123, of which ninety-three were required to proceed as Provisional Orders (with inquiry in Scotland where necessary), and thirty as private Bills. Inquiry was actually held in Scotland in sixty-one cases out of the ninety-three, the other thirty-two being settled without inquiry, or withdrawn.
If the principle of the theory of Home Rule is affirmed to- 318 morrow, will the whole of these Bills be taken in Scotland?