§ "That it be an Instruction to the Committee that they have power to divide the Bill into two Bills, the first dealing with the constitution of the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords in relation to the hearing of United Kingdom appeals and the second with the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in relation to the hearing of appeals from the Dominions and Colonies."—[Mr. Herbert Craig.]
§ "That it be an Instruction to the Committee to divide the Bill into two Bills, the first dealing with Lords of Appeal in Ordinary and the second dealing with the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council."—[Mr. King.]
§ Mr. DEPUTY-SPEAKER (Mr. Whitley)
Those Instructions are out of order, because the Bill is not of a nature to fall easily into two parts. It would seem to require entire redrafting.
§ Mr. HERBERT CRAIG
The purpose of the Bill is set forth in the Memorandum which is printed on the face of the Bill. In that Memorandum there is quoted a resolution which was passed by the Imperial Conference in 1911.
§ Mr. DEPUTY-SPEAKER
The hon. Member is not entitled to open up the question of the Memorandum. It is a question of the procedure of this House as to whether the Instructions are in order. I took care to get the Speaker's own words on the question, and they are those which I have delivered to the House.
§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ [Mr. MACLEAN in the Chair.]