HL Deb 08 March 1928 vol 70 cc408-9

Order of the Day read for the consideration of the Commons Message of Tuesday last.


My Lords, I think it is desirable that I should inform your Lordships, in making the Motion which stands in my name on the Paper, that I have received a letter from the Minister of Transport, in which he says, referring to the Resolution, which as your Lordships are aware has been passed in another place: I write to tell you that in my view it is desirable that this procedure should be adopted. That is my justification for making this Motion—this exceptional Motion, as you are aware—and in view of that communication I think it would be quite unnecessary to go at length into the circumstances underlying the Motion.

Moved, That this House do concur in the following Resolution communicated by the Commons, namely:—" That it is expedient that the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (Road Transport) Bill, the Great Western Railway (Road Transport) Bill, the London and North Eastern Railway (Road Transport) Bill, the Metropolitan Railway (Road Transport) Bill and the Southern Railway (Road Transport) Bill be committed to a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons."—(The Earl of Donoughmore.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.

House adjourned at twenty-five minutes past four o'clock.