HC Deb 27 November 1928 vol 223 cc241-2

Mr. William Nicholson reported from the Chairmen's Panel; That they had come to the following Resolutions, which they had directed him to report to the House:— That any Member of the Chairmen's Panel may and is hereby empowered to ask any other Member of the Chairmen's Panel to take his place temporarily in case of necessity. That, in the absence of the Chairman of the Chairmen's Panel, the Panel may be convened at the request of any two Members of the Panel. That where, on two successive sittings of a Standing Committee called for the consideration of a particular Bill, the Committee has to be adjourned by reason of the absence of a quorum within the first twenty minutes of the time for which the said Committee was summoned, the Chairman do instruct the Clerk to place the particular Bill at the bottom of the list of Bills then waiting consideration of that Committee, and that the Committee shall forthwith he convened to consider the other Bill or Bills then waiting. That it is the undoubted and established right of a Chairman who is appointed to a Standing Committee for the considera- tion of a particular Bill to name the day and hour on which the consideration of the Bill shall begin.

Mr. William Nicholson further reported from the Chairmen's Panel; That they had appointed Major Sir Richard Barnett to act as Chairman of Standing Committee A (in respect of the Western Highlands and Islands (Transport Services) Bill), Mr. Short (in respect of the Superannuation (Diplomatic Service) Bill), Mr. Short (in respect of the Appellate Jurisdiction Bill), and Sir Cyril Cobb (in respect of the Overseas Trade Bill).

Reports to lie upon the Table.