HC Deb 27 July 1938 vol 338 c3072

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That a return be ordered, 'of the number of Select Committees appointed in Session 1937–38, the Chairmen's Panel, and the Court of Referees; the subjects of inquiry; the names of the Members appointed to serve on each, and of the Chairman of each; the number of days each Committee met, and the number of days each Member attended; the total expense of the attendance on witnesses at each Select Committee, and the name of the Member who moved for such Select Committee; also the total number of Members who served on Select Committees.' "—[The Deputy-Chairman.]

Mr. Garro Jones

Will the Deputy-Chairman inform the House whether there are any new Motions on the Order Paper which are establishing a precedent? Particularly, I desire to be informed whether the 8th Motion (Standing Committees) is a new one.

The Deputy-Chairman (Captain Bourne)

No, Sir. I think these are ordinary Sessional Orders. These are not printed as a normal rule, but the information is required for the officers of the House, and also for the Select Committees on Procedure when they are set up. It is merely to authorise the Clerk of the House to keep up the information.

Question put, and agreed to.