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Mr. Chancellor of the

Exchequer.

“ That, for carrying out the provisions of any Act of the present Session
to encourage the formation of Small Agricultural Holdings in Scotland, it
is expedient to authorise-
(i.) the payment, out of the Consolidated Fund, of the salaries of the

chairman and of each of the other members of the Land Court;
(ii.) the payment, out of moneys provided by Parliament, of-
(a) the salaries and remuneration of the Agricultural Com-

missioners and other persons appointed or employed by
them and by the Land Court, and the expenses incurred
by the Land Court and the Agricultural Commissioners in

the execution of their duties ; (6) an annual sum not exceeding eighty-five thousand pounds for

the use of the Agricultural Commissioners ; (c) compensation in certain cases to members and officers of the

Crofters Commission.

RETURN respecting Application of Standing Order No. 26 (Closure of Debate) during Session 1907--continued.

Date when Closure Moved,

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Sir Henry Campbell

“That, for carrying ont the provisions of any Act of the present Session
to encourage the formation of Small Agricultural Holdings in Scotland,
it is expedient to authorise-
(i.) the payment, out of the Consolidated Fund, of the salaries of the

chairman and of each of the other members of the Land Court;
(ii.) the payment, out of moneys provided by Parliament, of-
(a) the salaries and remuneration of the Agricultural Com-

missioners and other persons appointed or employed by
them and by the Land Court, and the expenses incurred
by the Land Court and the Agricultural Commissioners in

the execution of their duties ;
(b) an annual sum not exceeding eighty-five thousand pounds

for the use of the Agricultural Commissioners; (c) compensation in certain cases to members and officers of the

Crofters Commission."

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Sir Henry Campbell

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37th May

Bannerman.

27th May

Bannerman.

7th June

Sir Henry Fowler.

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Mr. T. L. Corbett.

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Amendment proposed, in page 1, line 18, to leave out the words “May nineteen hundred and seven," and insert the words “ January nineteen hundred and eight.' " That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Clause."

The Speaker's assent withheld.

Mr. Markham.

“That, for the remainder of the Session, Government Business be not interrupted under the provisions of any Standing Order regulating the Sittings of the House, and may be entered upon at any hour, though opposed ; that at the conclusion of Government Business each day, Mr. Speaker do adjourn the House without question put; and that no Motions be made to bring in Bills under Standiug Order No. 11."

The Speaker's askent given

Closure carried on Division :

Ayes, 236 ; Noes, 57.

In House

Ditto

Ditto

7th June

Sir William Brampton

Gurdon.

Another Clause (Application of Act), brought up and read the first time.!

" That the Clause be read a second time."

28th June

In Committee

Mr. Attorney-General.

Criminal Appeal (Expenses)

“That it is expedient to authorise the payment, out of moneys provided
by Parliament, of the salaries of the Registrar of the Court of Criminal
Appeal and his staff appointed under any Act of the present Session to
establish a Court of Criminal Appeal and to amend the law relating to
Appeals in Criminal Cases, and of the expense of taking shorthand notes
and of making transcripts in pursuance of such Act.

2nd July

Finance Bill

In Committee

Clause 11 :

Mr. Chancellor of the

Exchequer.

“That the Clause as amended stand part of the Bill."

Evicted Tenants (Ireland) Bill

In Committee

22nd July

Business of the House

In House

26th July

Ditto

In House

Ditto

26th July

Sir Henry Campbell

Bannerman.

Return respecting Application of Standing Order No. 26 (Closure of Debate) during Session 1907-continued.

Question before House or Committee, when Moved.

Whether in House

or Committee.

Whether Assent given to Motion

or withheld by Speaker or Chairman.

Assent withheld because,

in the opinion of the Chair, a decision would

shortly be arrived at without that Motion.

Result of Motion, and,

if a Division,
Numbers for and Against.

Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill (Allocation of Time)

In House

The Speaker's assent given

Closure carried on Division :

Ayes, 177 ; Noes, 57.

“That the Report stage of the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill be brought to a conclusion in three allotted days; and, (a) That the new Clauses and Clauses 1 to 16 of the Bill be proceeded

with and proceedings thereon brought to a conclusion on the

first allotted day; and
(6) That Clauses 7 to 15 of the Bill (if and so far as not previously

disposed of), be proceeded with and the proceedings thereon

brought to a conclusion on the second allotted day ; and (c) That the remaining Clauses of the Bill and the Schedules, and

any other matter necessary to bring the Report stage of the
Bill to a conclusion (if and so far as not previously disposed
of), be proceeded with on the third allotted day and the pro.

ceedings thereon brought to a conclusion on that day.
Any day on which the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill is put down
the first Order of the Day shall be considered an allotted day for the pur-
poses of this Order, &c., &c."

In House

The Speaker's assent withheld.

On consideration, as amended by the Standing Committee :

Amendment proposed, in page 1, line 7, to leave out Clause 1 of the
Bill.

“That the word 'no'stand part of the Bill."

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Date when Closure Moved,

and by whom.

6th August •

Sir Henry Campbell

Bannerman.

14th Augnst

Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister Bill

Mr. Markham.

14th August

Ditto

ditto

Sir Henry Fowler.

14th August

Ditto

ditto

Mr. John Ward.

"That the Debate be now adjourned."

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20th August

In House

The Speaker's assent given

Closure carried on Division:

Ayes, 248; Noes, 51.

The Lord Advocate.

Land Values (Scotland) Bill
On consideration, as amended by the Standing Committee :-

A Clause (Adoption of Act)-(Mr. Harold Cox)—brought up, and read
the first time :

" That the Clause be read a second time."

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