HC Deb 26 March 1901 vol 91 c1435

Lords Message [1st March] relating to the appointment of a Joint Committee on the Widows and Orphans of Soldiers and Sailors considered.

Ordered, That a Select Committee of Five Members be appointed to join with a Committee to be appointed by the Lords to consider the various Charitable Agencies now in operation, and the funds available for relieving Widows and Orphans of Soldiers and Sailors, with a view to ensuring that the funds subscribed by local and private benevolence are applied to the best advantage in supplementing a scheme of Government pensions for Widows and Orphans of Soldiers and Sailors who have lost their lives in war.

Ordered, That Two Members be added to the Select Committee.

Message to the Lords to acquaint them therewith.

Ordered. That Mr. Bartley, Mr. Hozier, Mr. Hayes Fisher, Mr. Kearley, and Mr. Lambert be nominated Members of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records.

Ordered, That Three be the quorum.—(Sir William Walrond.)