THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (The Earl of MORLEY)
My Lords, I beg to move the alterations in the Standing Orders which appear on your Lordships' Paper, and which are usually made at this time of the year. I do not think I need detain the House at any length in describing them, but I will mention shortly what they are. The first alteration extends the Examiners' Orders as to advertisements and notices to the user of land as well as to the acquisition of land. This is really not an absolute alteration. It makes clear what we thought was clear, but which does not seem to have been so. The next alteration relates to maps required when large electric manufacturing companies are started. The next is a technical alteration, and at the end there are a series of Orders which are designed to bring into operation the Scotch Private Bill Procedure Act, which comes into force on 1st January next. I do not think there is any other point to which I need call your Lordships' attention, but I shall be willing to answer any questions that may be addressed to me on the subject.
The alterations in the Standing Orders were agreed to; Standing Orders amended accordingly, and to be printed as amended. (No. 213.)