HC Deb 12 May 1998 vol 312 cc244-5

9 pm

Mr. Gorrie

I beg to move amendment No. 111, in page 57, line 39, after 'sub-committees', insert 'other than regional committees and regional sub-committees.'.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Alan Haselhurst)

With this, it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 112, in page 57, line 40, at end insert— '(2A) The standing orders shall include provision for ensuring that, in appointing members to regional committees and regional sub-committees, regard is to be had to the balance of parties in the Parliament representing that region.'.

Mr. Gorrie

Will the Minister give an assurance that the Bill would not be misused to prevent the setting up of regional committees that did not fully represent the composition of the Parliament?

It being four and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration of the Bill, MR. DEPUTY SPEAKER, pursuant to the Order [13 January] and the Resolution [this day], put forthwith the Question already proposed from the Chair.

Amendment negatived.

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