HL Deb 11 February 1936 vol 99 cc529-30

My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Paper. It is one that is moved in every Parliament for setting up the necessary Committee to examine Consolidation Bills in order to ascertain that the law is not being altered under the guise of consolidation.

Moved, That a Committee of six Lords be appointed to join with a Committee of the House of Commons as a Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills in the present Session.

That the Lords following be named of the Committee:

—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

Ordered, That such Committee have power to agree with the Committee of the House of Commons in the appointment of a Chairman.

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