Deb 13 September 1939 vol 114 c1057

Draft of an Order proposed to be made under Section 3 of the Ministry of Supply Act, 1939:

Laid before the House (pursuant to Act) for affirmative Resolution and referred to the Special Orders Committee: the Committee to meet forthwith.

Report from the Special Orders Committee, That they have examined the Special Order as required by the Standing Orders of the House; that in their opinion the provisions of the Order raise important questions of policy and principle: they comply with the terms of the Ministry of Supply Act, 1939, under which the Order is submitted for approval; that the Order is founded on precedent; that in the opinion of the Committee the Order cannot be passed by the House without special attention, but that no further inquiry is necessary before the House proceeds to a decision on the Resolution to approve the said Order.

Read, and ordered to lie on the Table.