HC Deb 30 July 1900 vol 87 c11
MR. POWER (Waterford, E.)

It would be for the convenience of a great number of Members if the right hon. Gentleman the Chairman of Committees will state when it is proposed to put down the Irish Railway Amalgamation Bills. Also, will there be a Report stage?

*THE CHAIRMAN of COMMITTEES (Mr. J. W. LOWTHER,) Cumberland, Penrith

It is proposed to put them down for to-morrow, but if objection is taken they will in the ordinary course go over till Wednesday morning. If more convenient they could be fixed for Thursday. With regard to further stages, if the Bill receives the assent of the House on the motion for the Second Reading I shall propose to move the suspension of the Standing Orders, which would obviate the necessity of sending the Bills to a Committee, that stage having already been taken in another place. The Third Reading might, if that were done, be taken at once.


Will it be competent for Members to move new clauses or amendments?


Not if there is no Committee stage.