HC Deb 27 November 1912 vol 44 cc1443-4

Special Report from the Select Committee brought up, and read, as follows:—

The Select Committee appointed to consider whether Sir Stuart Samuel has vacated his seat as a Member of this House in consequence of the firm of Samuel Montagu and Company, in which firm he is a partner, having entered into transactions with the Secretary of State for India in Council, have come to the following Resolutions, which they have agreed to report to the House:—

  1. (i.) That the Committee propose retaining the conduct of the inquiry referred to them entirely in their own hands, but will accept the assistance of Counsel (if the leave of the House be obtained) when they think it necessary;
  2. (ii.) That application be made for an Order of the House that this Committee have leave to hear Counsel to such extent as they shall see fit.

Report to lie upon the Table, and to be printed. [No. 379.]

Ordered, That the Select Committee on the Vacation of Seat (Member holding Contract) have leave to hear. Counsel to such extent as they see fit.—[The Solicitor-General.]

The Orders for the remaining Government business were read and postponed,

Whereupon Mr. SPEAKER, pursuant to the Order of the House of 14th October, proposed the Question, "That this House do now adjourn."