§ 11.1 p.m.
§ Mr. John Hall (Wycombe)
I beg to move:That the High Wycombe (Inner Relief Road) Appropriation Order, 1964, a copy of which was laid before this House on 23rd March, be annulled.I move the Motion formally because this is part of the curious procedure which I understand is to be changed in future, which will enable a number of my constituents who are to petition against this Order to be heard by a Joint Committee of both Houses. For this reason, the Motion is in this form and an Amendment will be moved by my hon. Friend the Member for Buckinghamshire, South (Mr. Ronald Bell) purely to give my constituents an opportunity to express their views before a Joint Committee of both Houses.
Amendment proposed: In line 1, to leave out from "the" to the end of the Question and to add instead thereof:Petition of General Objection of the High Wycombe Rye Protection Society against the High Wycombe (Inner Relief Road) Appropriation Order 1964, be referred to a Joint Committee of both Houses" —[Mr. Ronald Bell.]
§ 11.3 p.m.
§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Mr. Robert Mellish)
The House will recall the recent South and 183 West Dorset Order when the Joint Parliamentary Secretary, my hon. Friend the Member for Widnes (Mr. MacColl), mentioned the new Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Bill, which will provide automatically for a petition of general objection to go to a Committee of both Houses. Proceedings such as this would not then be necessary.
Until such time, however, the Amendment must be carried if the matter is to go to a Joint Committee where the evidence can be heard. I therefore advise the House to accept the Amendment.
§ Amendment agreed to.
That the Petition of General Objection of the High Wycombe Rye Protection Society against the High Wycombe (Inner Relief Road) Appropriation Order 1964 be referred to a Joint Committee of both Houses.
§ Message to the Lords to acquaint them therewith.