HC Deb 27 March 1885 vol 296 cc960-1

Select Committee appointed, "to consider every Report made by the Land Commissioners for England, certifying the expediency of any Provisional Order for the inclosure or regulation of a Common, and presented to the House during the last or present Sessions, before a Bill be brought in for the confirmation of such Order."

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee, that they have power in respect to each such Provisional Order, to inquire and report to the House whether the same should be confirmed by Parliament, and, if so, whether with or without modification; and, in the event of their being of opinion that the same should not be confirmed, except subject to modifications, to report such modifications accordingly, with a view to such Provisional Order being remitted to the Land Commissioners.

Ordered, That the Committee do consist of the following Members:—Sir WALTER B. BARTTE-LOT, Mr. PELL, Mr. ACLAND, Mr. BROADHURST, Mr. BRYCE, Mr. RICHARD POWER. Mr. WAL-ROND; and Five Members to be nominated by the Committee of Selection.

Ordered, That Five he the quorum.


said, that five Members were to be nominated by the Committee of Selection. Surely that was a curious number. There were already seven Members nominated, and these five would make 12. He knew nothing at all about the Committee; but it appeared to him rather strange that two Members of the Government should make Motions for Committees on the same night, and that the numbers proposed by each to be appointed by the Committee of Selection should not be the same. He saw lower down the Paper a Motion in the name of the right hon. Gentleman the Post Master General for a Select Committee, four Members of which wore to be added by the Committee of Selection.


This Committee was appointed last year, and I believe the numbers follow the example of last year. That is all I can say on the matter.

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