HL Deb 07 August 1914 vol 17 c464


Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, this is also an agreed Bill, but I have been asked since I came into the House what feudal casualties are. I am almost ashamed to say that I have only recently learned what they are. Feudal casualties, I understand, are casual payments made by what in Scotland is an owner to the superior. There are casual payments of this kind which occur on the death of a superior, and it is to extinguish those payments that this Bill is brought in. They are to be extinguished within fifteen years on payment of reasonable compensation to the superior. I think from what I have been told regarding this Bill that I can safely recommend it to your Lordships' consideration.

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.