HC Deb 23 June 1873 vol 216 cc1307-8

rose to propose that the Select Committee on Cape of Good Hope and Zanzibar Mail Contract do consist of the following Members:—Mr. Dodson, Mr. Benyon, Mr. Leatham, Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, Mr. Waterhouse, Sir Edward Colebrook, Viscount Sandon, Mr. Helms, and Mr. Goschen.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That Mr. Dodson be one of the Members of the Select Committee on the Cape of Good Hope and Zanzibar Mail Contract."—(Mr. Bouverie.)


said, that while he lead no intention of criticizing any of the names proposed, he objected to the whole mode of nominating the Committee. In his opinion, a Committee appointed to investigate a delicate matter of that sort should have been nominated by the Committee of Selection.


said, he concurred in the views of the noble Lord, and would move the adjournment of the debate.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Debate be now adjourned,"—(Mr. Monk.)


said, that there was not a proper body in the House to name Committees of this class. The Committee of Selection were appointed to choose the Members of Private Bills Committees, and he understood that they strongly objected to the function of selecting Public Committees being put upon them. As no objection was taken to the names proposed, he saw no necessity for adjourning the debate.


said, he had no objection to the composition of the Committee.


as a Member of the Committee of Selection, said they had the strongest objection to having thrown on them the duty of appointing Committees of this kind, as their duties were properly confined to Private Bills.

Motion agreed to.

Debate adjourned till Thursday.