HL Deb 09 July 1929 vol 75 cc60-2

My Lords, I beg to move a Motion which your Lordships have frequently been good enough to pass in previous Sessions on my Motion, for the setting up of a Joint Committee of both Houses on Consolidation Bills. A Bill is ready for submission to that Committee if we can get it set up in time. It is a Bill that I introduced into this House with your Lordships' leave last week. There has been some delay in taking the Second Reading, but it will be quite easy to get this done in time if we have a Consolidation Committee set up, and I beg to move the Motion standing in my name for that purpose.

Moved to resolve, That it is desirable that a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament be appointed for the present Session to consider all Public and Private Bills which have for their exclusive purpose the consolidation of the provisions of existing Acts of Parliament:

That all Petitions against any such Private Bill shall stand referred to the Joint Committee, and that the Committee shall not take into consideration any Petition against any such Bill if the Petitioners seek to alter the existing law.—(Lord Muir Mackenzie.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Commons to communicate this Resolution, and to desire their concurrence.

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