HC Deb 23 March 1903 vol 119 cc1436-7

Ordered, That the Committee of Selection do nominate a Committee not exceeding eleven members, to be called the Police and Sanitary Committee, to whom shall be committed all Private Bills promoted by municipal and other local authorities by which it is proposed to create powers relating to police or sanitary regulations in conflict with, deviation from, or excess of the provisions of the general law.

Ordered, that Standing Orders 150 and 173A apply to all such Bills.

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

Ordered, That four be the quorum of the Committee.

Ordered, That if the Committee consider that any Clauses of any Bill referred to them (other than Clauses containing Police and Sanitary Regulations) are such as, having regard to the terms of the reference to the Committee, it is not necessary or advisable for them to deal with, they may at any time make a Special Report to the Committee of Selection to that effect, and the Committee of Selection shall then refer the Bill to a Select Committee, who shall consider those Clauses and the Preamble and report the whole Bill to the House, specifying in their Report which Clauses have been considered by the Police and Sanitary Committee, and which Clauses have been considered by the Select Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee have power, if they so determine, to sit as two Committees, and in that event to apportion the Bills referred to the Committee between the two Committees, each of which shall have the full powers of, and be subject to the instructions which apply to, the undivided Committee; and that three be the quorum of each of the two Committees.—(Mr. Cochrane.)

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