HC Deb 10 December 1926 vol 200 cc2525-6

Order for Consideration of Lords Amendments read.

The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. William Watson)

I beg to move, "That the Lords Amendments be now considered."

These Amendments arise out of two errors that occurred in the Schedule, and the Amendments in the body of the Bill are consequential on these errors in the Schedule. The first error was with regard to the Burgh of Dumfries. It is now found that some of it is registered not in Dumfries-shire but over the border in Kirkcudbrightshire. The other point is the case of the Burgh of Rutherglen. Rutherglen under the Glasgow Boundaries Extension Act, 1925, lost a portion of the Burgh to Glasgow, and that portion is now in Glasgow. We had assumed that it would have gone into Glasgow for the purpose of registration as well, but it turns out that in the Glasgow Boundaries Act the question of the registration of the whole borough was reserved to the Burgh of Rutherglen. That error has to be corrected by a small alteration in the Schedule. These alterations necessitate a slight alteration in language in the body of the Bill.

Captain BENN

I do not oppose the Motion, but I would point out that it shows the evil of legislating in a great hurry, and without proper consideration.