§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
I beg to ask the Prime Minister if he can say whether it is intended that the Procedure Committee should meet again, in view of the fact that it has not been called together for a long time.
§ *THE CHANCELLOR OF THE DUCHY OF LANCASTER (Sir HENRY FOWLER, Wolverhampton, E.)
The position of the Procedure Committee is this. We have made two Reports to the House. The House has dealt with one Report The other Report, which is, I think, the more important one—with reference to the constitution and the enlargement of the functions of the Standing Committees —has not yet been considered in the House. I do not see that there can be any advantage in calling the Committee to meet and discuss any further alterations until this matter, which forms a pivot in dealing with procedure, has been settled. The Prime Minister authorises me to state that he hopes the consideration of that Report will be taken by the House before the termination of the present session.