§ Commons' Amendments considered (according to Order).
§ Commons' Amendment to Clause 2.
§ THE EARL OF WEMYSS
said, he must ask the House not to agree to this Amendment introduced by the House of Commons. The Amendment exceeded the scope of the Bill, which was simply to remedy the defects of the Bill of last Session.
§ Moved, "That this House doth disagree with the Commons in the said Amendment."—(The Earl of Wemyss.)
THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (The Marquess of LOTHIAN)
said, that, although he thought a good deal might be said in favour of the Amendment, he was bound to say that the objection raised by the noble Lord had great force; and he did not propose to ask their Lordships to agree to the Commons' Amendment.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Amendment disagreed to.
§ Remaining Amendments agreed to.
§ A Committee appointed to prepare Reasons to be offered to the Commons for the Lords disagreeing to the said Amendment: The Committee to meet forthwith. Report from the Committee of the Reasons prepared by them; read, and agreed to;and a message sent to the Commons to return the said Bill with the Reasons.
§ House adjourned at Five o'clock, to Monday next, a quarter before Eleven o'clock.