THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (The Marquess of LOTHIAN)
said, that on the Motion for going into Committee on the Bill to-morrow, he should propose to re-commit the Bill. His object in doing so was that as there were a great number of Amendments down on the Paper, they would be very much more easily understood by their Lordships if the Bill, as it was proposed to amend it, were reprinted and circulated. If their Lordships should agree to that course, he would propose to take the Bill in Committee on Thursday.
THE EARL OF CAMPERDOWN
said, he would have no objection to the course proposed to be taken by the noble Marquess; but he begged to give Notice that to-morrow, when the Motion was formally made, he should bring before their Lordships the question of affiliation and incorporation as affected by the Bill. His reason for doing so was to assist the progress of the Bill. As the question of affiliation was the most important and the most debatable question of principle in the whole Bill, and as the alterations that had been made were such that he could not himself very clearly understand what the intentions of the Government were, he would take that opportunity of raising the whole question.