That it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of the sums which, under any Act of the present Session to amend the Law relating to the offices of sheriff clerk, procurator fiscal, and commissary clerk in Scotland, and to make further provision regarding the sheriff courts, may become payable in respect of—
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution."
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
In the first place I want to say that this Motion was on the Order Paper for the Committee stage last week, and I had always understood that it appeared on the Order Paper on Report also. I expressed my views on it on Friday last in Committee, and on the Report stage I only want briefly to enter my protest against the Resolution being taken at all. The way in which the Sheriff Officers in Scotland have been treated has been monstrous, and why the Opposition ought not to divide against it I cannot understand. I only want formally to enter my protest against it.