HC Deb 25 October 1916 vol 86 c1242

In the application of this Act to Scotland the following modifications shall be made:—

  1. (a) Sub-section (2) of Section 5 shall not apply.
  2. (b)"Easement" means "servitude"; "mortgagee" means "heritable creditor"; and "restrain" includes "interdict."


I beg to move, in paragraph (a), at the beginning, to insert the words "Subsection (7) of Section 3 and."

The object of this Amendment is simply this: A new Clause in the name of my hon. Friend (Mr. Dundas White) was accepted by the Solicitor-General to-day and was added as the 7th Sub-section of Clause 3. It deals with demising lands for a perpetual rent, which is quite inappropriate to Scottish procedure A Clause in precisely the same terms was excluded from application to Scotland in the Small Holdings Colonies Act on a recent occasion, and in these circumstances I propose to follow the same procedure, and I suggest the omission of the application of this Clause to Scotland. The Amendment I now move is for bringing about that result.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: In paragraph (b), at the beginning, insert the words "'Borough or urban district' means 'Royal, Parliamentary, or police burgh'":

At the end of the Clause, add a new paragraph,

"(c) The Local Government Board for Scotland shall be substituted for the Local Government Board."—[Mr. Munro.]