HL Deb 14 December 1937 vol 107 cc485-6

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, in moving the Second Reading of this Bill, I do not know that I need do more than remind your Lordships that it is now nearly thirteen years since the Conveyancing (Scotland) Act, 1924, came into operation. The experience gained during those years has disclosed various minor defects in that Act and has brought to light the necessity for making certain improvements in the law of conveyancing in Scotland. This Bill is designed to remedy those defects and to make those improvements in the interests of simplicity and economy. It embodies the recommendations of the profession in Scotland, and I think I may say that it will meet with their unanimous approval. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal.)

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