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Evidence Law Amendment (Scotland) Bill—Bill 165

Volume 220: debated on Monday 29 June 1874

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( The Lord Advocate, Mr. Secretary Cross.)

Second Reading

Order for Second Reading read.

, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, one of its objects was to assimilate the law of evidence which should be admissible in cases of divorce in Scotland to what it was in England. The other object was to allow evidence in Sheriff Courts taken by shorthand writers; but, as to the mode in which this should be done, he had some doubts, and it could be discussed in Committee.

Motion agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed for Monday next.