§ Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Amendment to Question. [28th May.]
§ "That the Bill be committed to a Select Committee of five Members, three to be nominated by the House, and two by the Committee of Selection."—(Mr. Austen Chamberlain.)
Which Amendment was—
To leave out the word 'Five,' and insert the word 'Fifteen.'"—(Mr. T. M. Healy.)
§ Question again proposed, "That the word 'Five' stand part of the Question."354
§ Debate resumed.
§ Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.
§ Ordered, That the Bill be committed to a Select Committee of nine members, five to be nominated by the House, and four by the Committee of Selection.
§ Ordered, That all Petitions against the Bill presented three clear days before the meeting of the Committee be referred to the Committee; that the Petitioners praying to be heard by themselves, their counsel, or agents be heard against the Bill, and counsel heard in support of the Bill.
§ Ordered, That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records.
§ Ordered, That five be the quorum.— (Mr. Austen, Chamberlain.)