HC Deb 05 March 1888 vol 323 c183

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, How soon Her Majesty's Government will invite both Houses of Parliament to appoint the proposed Joint Committee on Private Bill Legislation; and, whether, pending the Report of that Committee, he will propose to amend Standing Order No. XXXV., so as to enable Private Bill Committees to sit till half-past 3 or later, notwithstanding the sitting of the House?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

I hope to propose the appointment of a Joint Committee on Private Bill Legislation on Monday. The right hon. Baronet will find on the Paper a Notice of Motion in my name which, I think, will meet the object he has in view.