HC Deb 26 April 1929 vol 227 c1238

Lords Amendment: In page 43, line 41, leave out "and" and insert "or."

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."—[Sir J. Gilmour.]


This Amendment refers to the election of councillors to various small burghs and to certain other councillors who are to come from the town councils to take the place of county councillors. I want to know if the Secretary of State for Scotland has reserved to himself any power to control the number.


This is a purely drafting Amendment to make it clear that the Secretary of State for Scotland may exercise any one or more of the powers which he possesses to increase the number of councillors.

Question put, and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments to page 45, line 2, agreed to.

Lords Amendment: In page 47, line 23, at the end, insert