HL Deb 15 March 1973 vol 340 c431

My Lords, I beg leave to introduce a Bill to replace the Prescription Acts 1469, 1474 and 1617 and make new provision in the law of Scotland with respect to the establishment and definition by positive prescription of title to interests in land and of positive servitudes and public rights of way, and with respect to the extinction of rights and obligations by negative prescription; to repeal certain enactments relating to limitation of proof; to re-enact with modifications certain enactments relating to the time-limits for bringing legal proceedings where damages are claimed which consist of or include damages or solatium in respect of personal injuries or in respect of a person's death and the time-limit for claiming contribution between wrongdoers; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(Lord Polwarth.)


My Lords, did the Minister read the Long Title or the Bill?

On Question, Bill read 1a, and to be printed.