§ MR. H. H. FOWLER
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in performance of the pledge given by the late Leader of the House on 6th July last, he will move for the appointment of a Joint Committee of both Houses to consider the whole question of the revision of the Statute Law?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I have to say that a Statute Law Revision Bill will shortly be introduced in another place, and the Government propose to redeem the pledge given by the late Leader of the House last year, and to ask for the appointment of a Joint Committee of both Houses to consider the general question of the Statute Law Revision, to which this Bill may be referred. I hope this will meet the view of the right hon. Gentleman.
§ In reply to Mr. HOWELL,
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR said: I think it would be better to leave it to the Joint Committee to decide for themselves what is to be the scope of the Statute Law Revision. I agree with the hon. Member that it is for the House, and not for the Statute Law Committee, to determine what living Acts of Parliament should be repealed, and what Acts should be consolidated.