§ The Solicitor-General (Sir Arthur Irvine)
I beg to present a Petition from Sir William Arthur Harvey Druitt, Her Majesty's Procurator-General and Treasury Solicitor, on behalf of the Tribunal directed to investigate the accident which occurred at Hixon Level Crossing, Staffordshire, on 6th January last. The Petition stales that reference is desired to be made al the investigation to the Report made by the Committee to which the British Transport Commission Bill was referred in 1957, to the minutes of evidence taken before that Committee and to the OFFICIAL REPORT for 30th May, 1963, and 1st February, 1968.
The Petition continues:Wherefore, your Petitioner prays that your Honourable House will be graciously pleased to give leave to the proper Officers of the House to attend the said formal investigation and to produce the said report and minutes of evidence and the relevant numbers of the said Official Report of your Honourable House. And your Petitioner, as in duty bound, will ever pray…As I propose to move a Motion in respect of this Petition, Mr. Speaker, I ask that the Petition be read.
§ Petition read.
§ The Solicitor-General
I beg to move, That leave be given to the proper Officers of this House to attend and produce the said documents accordingly.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Sir H. Legge-Bourke
On a point of order. I do not wish to delay the House now, Mr. Speaker, but might I have your permission to raise a point of order on this matter at the end of Question Time?