§ Mr. SEYMOUR KEAY (Elgin and Nairn)
asked under whose direction the Sea Fisheries Regulation (Scotland) Bill would be, now that it had come down from the other House. Lord Tweed-mouth originally brought in this Bill, but he did not think any Member of the late Government would pilot it through the House.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
reminded the House of what he had previously said, that the Bill might pass during the present Session if it was unopposed. If objected to by any hon. Member it could not pass.
§ * THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. B. BALFOUR,) Clackmannan and Kinross
said, that the Second Reading of the Bill had been moved on Tuesday from that Bench, and he proposed to take charge of the Bill in its subsequent stages.
§ DR. CLARK (Caithness)
asked if the right hon. Gentleman intended to make any Amendment in the measure.
§ * THE LORD ADVOCATE
said, he was afraid, under existing circumstances, this would be fatal to the Bill, which, although it was not now in the terms in which it was introduced, still contained valuable provisions.
§ SIR A. ROLLIT
asked the First Lord of the Treasury if he would object to an Amendment to the Bill which should make it perfectly clear that English and foreign fishermen would be treated in exactly the same manner.