§ THE EARL OF ABERDEEN
presented a Bill to remove doubts with respect to the application to Scotland of "The Prisons Authorities Act, 1874." The noble Earl said, that, owing to certain doubts on the subject, obstacles had arisen north of the Tweed as to the advancement of money for certain purposes, and especially for the extension of the system of industrial schools. In England, the plan which had been followed had been found to be very satisfactory. He referred to the advance of large sums of money on the security of the county rates. This proceeding could not be undertaken without the authority and sanction of the Home Secretary under "The Prisons Authorities Act, 1874." Unless all doubts were removed as to the application of the Act to Scotland, this mode of advancing money, which he had referred to, could not be adopted in that country. He hoped, and believed that this Bill would effect the desired change in a simple and effective manner.
§ House adjourned at a quarter before Six o'clock, to Thursday next, half past Ten o'clock.