HL Deb 07 February 1929 vol 72 c870

My Lords, the Motion standing on the Paper in my name is for the appointment of your Lordships' half of the Joint Committee on Private Bills which have for their object the consolidation of previous Private Acts. Your Lordships will notice that the names submitted are the names of the six Peers who are already undertaking this burden as regards Public Bills, and I think we are fortunate in being able to count on the help of the same noble Lords for this purpose. There are two Private Bills coming under the description of the Motion. I beg to move.

Moved, That a Committee of six Lords be appointed to join with a Committee of the House of Commons as a Joint Committee, to consider all Private Bills for the exclusive purpose of consolidating the provisions of existing Private Acts of Parliament:

That the following Lords be named of the Committee—

That such Committee have power to agree with the Committee of the House of Commons in the appointment of a Chairman.—(The Earl of Donoughmore.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

Ordered, that a Message be sent to the Commons to acquaint them there-with, and to request them to appoint six members of that, House to be joined with the said Committee.