THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (The Earl of MORLEY)
, who had placed on the Paper a Notice to move to resolve—That it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to join with a Committee of the House of Commons to consider and report whether, in the case of improvements sanctioned by Parliament and effected by the expenditure of public funds, persons, the value of whose property is clearly increased by an improvement, can be equitably required to contribute to the costs of the improvement; and, if so, in what cases and under what conditions Parliament should sanction the levying of such contributions in Local Acts or Provisional Orders,stated that its the Notice related to a Joint Committee of the two Houses of Parliament he had been in communication with the authorities of the House of Commons, and in a communication he had received from the Chairman of Committees of that House he had been asked by Her Majesty's Government to defer the consideration of the question for a few days. It was impossible for him to resist that appeal. He regretted having been unable to give noble Lords who were interested in I he question longer notice of his intention to postpone the Motion, but their Lordships would agree with him that upon such a question he could not do otherwise than accede to the appeal of Her Majesty's Government.
§ Motion postponed.