§ MR. GEORGE KENYON (Denbigh Boroughs)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he can now give any information as to the constitution of the proposed Committee on Private Bill Procedure, and whether he will be able to nominate it at an early date.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR, Manchester, E.)
In answer to my hon. friend I have to say that I do not think any final steps should be taken until the House has sanctioned those Rules of Procedure which suggest, in part, the necessity for the appointment of this Committee. But I hope there will be no long delay, both in passing the Rules and in appointing the Committee.