HC Deb 07 November 1944 vol 404 c1221
The Chairman of Ways and Means (Major Milner)

May I, by permission, mention to the House that next Session I propose to ask the Government to consider setting up a Select Committee to revise our Private Bill Standing Orders which have not been revised since 1876. The proposal is in accordance with precedent, and for the convenience of Members I shall shortly be placing in the Library copies of a report made to me by a small committee of officials and others showing how the existing code can be shortened, improved and modernised without any alteration of principle. I propose to amplify this statement at the appropriate time but I thought it my duty to bring the matter to the attention of the House before the end of the present Session.

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