That the following Amendments to Standing Orders be made:—
Standing Order 229 (Constitution of joint committee on confirmation bill), line 7, at end add—
'(2) If any member of the committee of this House is prevented from continuing his attendance, the joint committee may, with the consent of all parties, continue its sitting in his absence, provided that the number of the committee of this House be not less than two; but if the consent of any party is withheld, the joint committee shall adjourn and shall not resume its sittings in the absence of such member without leave of this House.'.
Standing Order 243 (Joint committees on petitions), line 51, leave out from 'two' to 'but' in line 52.—[The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means.]