HL Deb 09 April 1889 vol 335 cc4-5

Ordered, That two Standing Committees be appointed, the one for the consideration of Bills relating to law and courts of justice and legal procedure, and the other for the consideration of all other Public Bills, that may be committed to them by the House, and that the first of such Committees be designated "the Standing Committee for Bills relating to Law, &c." and the second of such Committees "the Standing Committee for General Bills." —(The Marquess of Salisbury.)


The debate as to the Larcency Bill shows the inconvenience of its being necessary to move for a Committee of the Whole House, instead of its being needful to move specially for reference to a Grand Committee. In fact, there were two debates on the principle of the Bill. I wished to have said that if a burglar deterred by the Bill carried no firearms, he showed that he had no intention to murder. Grand Committee was only named after the debate.

Resolution agreed to.