§ On Motion that this Bill be now read 1a.
said, as he should not in all probability be present when this Bill would come on for consideration by their Lordships, he would take that opportunity to express his cordial approval of it, and his earnest hope that it might pass into a law. To his right hon. Friend, the Lord Advocate, the people of Scotland were especially indebted for the measure; and he would add, that while he could net help sympathising with the noble Earl at the head of the Government in the feeling with which the noble Earl must regard the loss of so valuable a supporter of his Government as the Lord Advocate, he rejoiced in the well-deserved elevation which awaited his right hon. Friend.
§ House adjourned at half-past Six o'clock, till To-morrow, half-past Ten o'clock.