HC Deb 21 May 1957 vol 570 c1014
18. Mr. Hannan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he proposes to introduce legislation to amend the law of succession in Scotland.

Mr. Maclay

I regret that I am not yet able to say when it will be possible to introduce legislation on this subject.

Mr. Hannan

The Secretary of State is expressing quite a number of regrets today. Is he aware that there is greater necessity for the implementation of the Report in this case than of the Reports which were the subject of Question No. 17? Is the right hon. Gentleman also aware that this Report was presented as far back as 1950? Will he look at the matter again?

Mr. Maclay

I am conscious of the desirability of legislation on this, as on many other subjects. I have the point mentioned by the hon. Member very much in mind.