HC Deb 14 March 1913 vol 50 c670

5.0 P.M.

Motion made, and Question proposed. "That a Select Committee be appointed to consider and inquire into the question of the sale of patent and proprietary medicines and medical preparations and appliances, and advertisements relating thereto, and to report what amendments, if any, in the Law are necessary or desirable."


On a point of Order. I should like your ruling, Sir, on a point connected with the constitution of this Committee. One or two Members have, I believe, attended not more than one meeting during the whole time that the Committee has been in existence. I do not introduce this point with any intention of giving offence to these Members, but on the general principle I should like to know whether it is proper that a Committee should be constituted of Members who fail to attend perhaps in some cases a single meeting?

Question, "That the Committee be appointed," put, and agreed to.

Ordered, That Mr. Charles Bathurst, Mr. Cawley, Dr. Chapple, Mr. Norman Craig, Sir Henry Dalziel, Mr. Hayden, Mr. Ingleby, Mr. Glyn-Jones, Mr. Haydn Jones, Mr. Lawson, Mr. Lynch, Sir Philip Magnus, Mr. Newton, Sir Henry Norman, and Mr. O'Grady be Members of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records, and to order analyses:

Ordered, That Five be the quorum.—[Mr. Illingworth.]