HC Deb 27 February 1929 vol 225 cc2087-8

Read a Second time, and referred to the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills.

The following Notice of Motion stood upon the Order Paper in the name of Sir JOHN POWER: That it be an Instruction to the Committee on the Bill to insert a Clause providing for a footbridge over the existing level crossing at West Barnes.


With regard to the Instruction which is on the Paper in the name of the hon. Member for Wimbledon (Sir J. Power), it would be unreasonable for the House to impose a mandatory Instruction on the Committee to insert a Clause which we do not know that the Committee would be able to do. I therefore rule the Motion out of order.


May I ask whether the Rules of the House preclude that Instruction being given to the Committee?


It is not out of order to move an Instruction to a Committee, but in this case the House would be asked to impose an obligation on the Committee, not knowing the circumstances of the case, which perhaps the Committee would be unable to carry out. That would be a ridiculous position.

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