HC Deb 07 April 1938 vol 334 c530
82. Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether it is the intention of the Government to learn the views of the legal or other bodies interested in the Marriage (Scotland) Bill before the date for the Second Reading is fixed?

Mr. Wedderburn

My right hon. Friend will be glad to consider any representations which legal or other bodies may desire to make about the Bill. No date for the Second Reading has yet been decided upon.

Mr. Gibson

Will the date of the Second Reading be so arranged that it will be possible for hon. Members to be made aware of the views of legal and other bodies with regard to this highly important Bill?

Mr. Wedderburn

I cannot give an undertaking as to the date of the Second Reading, but I gather it is not likely to take place for some time, and I think there will be plenty of opportunity for everybody's views to be heard.