HL Deb 17 April 1923 vol 53 cc685-6

My Lords, I notice that the Resolution which was to have been moved by Viscount Peel, the Secretary of State for India—namely, That it is desirable that a Committee of eleven Lords be appointed to join with a Committee of eleven Members to be appointed by the House of Commons as a Standing Joint Committee on Indian Affairs—has been postponed. Will the noble Marquess who leads the House be good enough to say on what day it is likely that that Resolution will be moved?


My Lords, I am much obliged to my noble friend for asking the question. I think that my noble friend the Secretary of State for India proposes to put it down again for this day week. I will take care that the point is ascertained, so that the noble Lord and others may have due notice. While I am on my feet I think I ought to tender an apology to noble Lords for the fact that this Order has been postponed at the last moment, owing to there being some sort of confusion about it. So far as I am concerned I am sorry, and I will take care that it does not happen again.