HL Deb 05 February 1936 vol 99 cc438-9

My Lords, I beg to move the Motion which stands on the Paper in my name in regard to the Indian Orders Committee. Your Lordships will remember that this Committee was set up in order to deal with Special Orders under the Government of India Act. It was thought to be more appropriate to send them to this Committee rather than that they should go to the Special Orders Committee. The noble Marquess to whom such eloquent reference has been made this afternoon has unfortunately passed from among us, and it is necessary to appoint a successor. I understand that the noble Marquess, Lord Lothian, will probably occupy the position in his Party held by the noble Marquess the late Lord Reading and that he would therefore take his place on this Committee. In the case of the noble Lord, Lord Hutchison, who has represented the Liberal Party in the National Government, he is now taking his place on the Benches behind me, and I think your Lordships will agree that an independent member of the House should occupy the position which he formerly held. For these reasons I beg to move the Motion that stands in my name.

Moved, That the Lord Ker (M. Lothian) and the Lord Elgin (E. Elgin and Kincardine) be named of the Committee in the place of the Marquess of Reading (deceased) and the Lord Hutchison of Montrose.—(The Earl of Onslow.)

On Question, Motion agreed to, and ordered accordingly.