HL Deb 24 October 1935 vol 98 c1193

My Lords, the Standing Order to which I am asking your Lordships to assent is occasioned by the recent passage of the Administration of Justice (Appeals) Act, 1934, under which appeals cannot come to this House without special leave. The machinery set up by the Standing Order which I am now asking your Lordships to pass is recommended by the Appeal Committee, and it should result in a further saving of expense to litigants, without interfering with the operation of the Act. I beg to move.

Moved, That Standing Order No. II applicable to appeals in this House be rescinded, and that the following Standing Order be made in lieu thereof: Ordered, That in all appeals in which the leave of the House is required under the Administration of Justice (Appeals) Act, 1934, a petition for leave to appeal be lodged in the Parliament Office within one month from the date of the last order of judgment appealed from, and that such petition be referred to the Appeal Committee to consider whether such leave should be granted.—(Viscount Hailsham.)

On Question, Motion agreed to, and ordered accordingly.