THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Lord BALFOUR)
, in moving the Second Reading of the above Bill, explained that it had been prepared to remedy a defect which was occasioned by an Act passed in 1892, amending the Housing of the Working Classes Act of 1890, so far as the latter Measure related to Scotland. The Act of 1892 consisted only of two clauses, one of which was quite correct, but the other repealed the whole, instead of only a part (as was intended), of a section of the Act of 1890, with the result that urban authorities could not borrow money for the erection of dwellings for the working classes. The Bill proposed to repeal the defective Act of 1892, and then re-enact it without the defect.
§ Read 2a (according to Order), and committed to a Committee of the Whole House To-morrow.