HL Deb 05 August 1889 vol 339 c321

Order of the Day for the SECOND READING read.


This is mainly a technical Bill providing for the re-arrangement of the position of two officers in Scotland, one of whom is called the Accountant of the Court of Sessions, and the other the Accountant in Bankruptcy. There are two main objects of the Bill. One is to consolidate the supervision of bankrupt estates, and other estates in the hands of the Scotch Courts, and the other is to subject to this supervision all estates without exception where an officer of the Court is an Administrator. The Bill is purely technical in its character, it has been considered by the most prominent legal bodies in Scotland, and many valuable suggestions which have been made by them have been incorporated into the Bill. I think I need not further explain to your Lordships the object of the Bill which I now move be read a second time.

Bill read 2a (according to order), and committed to the Standing Committee on Law, &c.