HL Deb 18 November 1926 vol 65 c721

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, the purpose of this Bill is the discontinuance of a separate burgh registers of sasines, and it provides that the Order directing the discontinuance of these registers shall be— recorded in the division of the general register of sasines applicable to the county within which the burgh to which such Order applies is situated. At present there are some sixty-five burghs in Scotland in which these separate registers are kept. The Bill carries out the recommendations of the Departmental Committee of 1897. It will be noted that this discontinuance will not take effect in any burgh until a vacancy in the office of the keeper of the burgh register occurs, and there are other restrictions which ensure that the Bill will not cause any interference with the vested rights of individuals. I beg to move that it be now read a second time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2ª.—(The Duke of Sutherland.)

On Question, Bill read 2ª, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.