HC Deb 03 May 1937 vol 323 cc855-6

6.47 p.m.

Mr. Ramsbotham

I beg to move, in page 47, line 20, to leave out "one," and to insert "two."

This Amendment and the following Amendments are consequential upon the Amendment adding a Welsh sub-committee to the other sub-committees.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made:

In page 47, line 21, leave out "chairman," and insert "respectively chairmen."

In line 21, leave out "sub-committee for England," and insert "English subcommittee and of the Welsh sub-committee."

In line 23, leave out "sub-committee for Scotland," and insert "Scottish sub-committee."

In line 26, leave out "two."—[Mr. Ramsbotham.]

Question proposed, "That this Schedule, as amended, be the Second Schedule to the Bill."

6.50 p.m.

Sir R. W. Smith

I raised a point earlier with regard to the appointed members of the sub-committees of England, Scotland and Wales, and I pointed out that there was no provision made as to their terms of contract. Under this Schedule the members of the Livestock Advisory Committee will hold office in accordance with the terms of the instrument under which they are appointed. It seems to me that we should also know the terms under which the members of the sub-committees are to hold office. When I raised the point the Minister told me that there were consequential Amendments which dealt with the matter, and he referred me to the Amendments which have just been passed by the Committee. None of them, however, deals with my point, and I should like to have an assurance that some provision will be made for the appointment of members of subcommittees.

Mr. Ramsbotham

There is some substance in what my hon. Friend says. If a member of a sub-committee is not a member of the main committee, it is not certain that the words will apply to him, and I will give an assurance that it will be looked into and put right in another place.