HC Deb 07 December 1926 vol 200 cc2045-6

Amendments made: In page 16, line 7, leave out the word "and" and insert instead thereof the word "or."

In page 16, line 8, leave out the words "satisfy a" and insert instead thereof the words "enforce a right or to satisfy a claim or."—[Mr. Guinness.]

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read the Third time."

The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. William Watson)

I was not a member of the Committee on the Bill, but in the course of the Committee proceedings, as the result of an undertaking which I had given privately to some deputations I received, in view of our system of public prosecution in Scotland, of which we are justly proud, the Solicitor-General gave an undertaking on my behalf to the effect that I would undertake, on the Scottish application Clause, to instruct the Procurators Fiscal, who act on my instructions and are responsible to me, to consult with the Board of Agriculture for Scotland before instituting any prosecution to which the veto of the Minister in England would have applied. I desire to give that undertaking to the House.