§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ [SECOND READING.]
§ LORD EMMOTT
My Lords, this also is an agreed Bill which has recently been passed in another place. Not only is it agreed, but it is a Bill that was drawn up by a representative committee of Scottish lawyers, including the greatest authorities in Scotland at the present time, and it received in another place the support not only of the Lord Advocate, but of Mr. Scott-Dickson and Mr. Clive. It puts a stop to the creation of new entails, but it leaves entails already created to come to an end under the existing law. So far as I know, there is no opposition to the Bill, and if your Lordships agree to the Second Reading I shall ask you to pass it through all its stages this afternoon.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2ª.—(Lord Emmott.))
§ On Question, Bill read 2ª.
§ Committee negatived: Then (Standing Order No. XXXIX having been suspended) Bill read 3ª, and passed.