§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading, read.
THE EARL OF CAMPERDOWN
My Lords, this Bill is intended to remedy difficulties which have arisen in certain burghs which have adopted a certain number of clauses of the General Police and Improvements (Scotland) Act, 1862. A burgh may adopt either the whole of the Act or certain clauses of it, and it has happened in some cases that only certain clauses of the Act have been adopted. Owing to this, persons who are comprehended in a new Police Burgh, but who are not in the old burgh, have not received the power of voting, although they are liable to taxation, and to remedy that is the main purpose of this Bill. My Lords, Clause 2 effects that object. Clause 3 merely fixes the first election in any burgh which falls under this Act at the same time as those in other burghs which have adopted the General Police Act. Clause 4 refers to matters of detail. Those are the whole of the clauses of the Bill, and I beg now to move that it be read a second time.
§ Bill read 2a (according to Order), and referred to the Standing Committee on General Bills.
§ House adjourned at twenty minutes before Seven o'clock, till To-morrow, a quarter past Ten o'clock.