HC Deb 12 May 1915 vol 71 cc1765-6

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That so much of the Lords Message [11th May] as relates to the appointment of a Joint Committee to consider all Consolidation Bills of the present Session be now considered."—[Mr. Gulland.]


I think we ought to have some statement as to what Bills will go to this Committee. As far as I know, there will be very little opportunity for it to get to work. I should like to know what Bills are in prospect.


The Bill for consolidating Statutes in regard to the Government of India, which has been introduced in another place, will, I think, be the first Bill considered by the Committee. Then there is on the paper the Milk and Dairies (Consolidation) Bill, which incorporates the legislation of last Session, which also will go to the Committee. Possibly there may be other Bills, but at any rate those two will enable the Committee to make a start.

Question put, and agreed to. Lords Message accordingly considered.

Ordered, That a Select Committee of Five Members be appointed to join with a Committee appointed by the Lords (as mentioned in their Lordships' Message of the 11th May) to consider all Consolidation Bills of the present Session.

Ordered, That Mr. Cave, Sir John Jardine, Mr. John O'Connor, Mr. Charles Roberts, and Colonel Yate be Members of the Committee.

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

Ordered, That Three be the quorum.

Ordered, That the Committee of this House do meet the Lords Committee, as proposed by their Lordships.—[Mr. Gulland.]