§ Motion made, and Question proposed,
§ That, in accordance with the resolution of 16th June in the last Session of Parliament, a Select Committee of seven Members be appointed to join with a Committee to be appointed by the Lords to examine the process of enacting Private Legislation and to consider whether:
- (a) there are any matters of a kind at present dealt with by Private Bill which could more appropriately be dealt with some other way, taking account of the interests both of Promoters and other affected parties;
- (b) any changes arc desirable in Private Bill procedure; and
- (c) any amendments are desirable to the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936 and the procedure thereunder;
That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records.
§ That three be the Quorum of the Committee.
§ That Mrs. Ann Clwyd, Mr. Terry Davis, Sir Anthony Grant, Mr. Patrick McNair-Wilson, Mr. Albert McQuarrie, Mr. Roger Moate and Sir John Stradling Thomas be members of the Committee.—[Mr. Boscawen.]
§ Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop
No; therefore, I understand that it cannot proceed if hon. Members wish to debate it.