§ Moved, That a Standing Committee be appointed for the consideration of such Public Bills as may be committed to it by the House.—(The Earl of Onslow.)
THE EARL OF CAMPERDOWN
Before the Motion is put, might I ask the noble Earl the Lord Chairman whether it would not be desirable to postpone it for a little time? Is it quite certain that the House will continue to have this Committee? I myself gave notice—and it seemed to meet with the general approval of the House—that I would move to discontinue this Committee; and perhaps, in the circumstances, the noble Earl will consent to the postponement of the Motion.
THE EARL OF ONSLOW
There is no measure coming before your Lordships in the immediate future likely to require to be referred to this Committee. The only Bill before us is the Indian Councils Bill, which I do not think would go to the Standing Committee. In that case this Motion could well stand over; and perhaps in the meantime the noble Earl will consider whether he will take any action in the matter.
§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.