THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (THE EARL OF ONSLOW)
My Lords, the Motion which stands in my name does not, I think, require any particular explanation. Your Lordships will remember that the House set up an Indian Orders Committee. That was under the Government of India Bill. Then, as your Lordships will remember, my noble friend behind me, the Marquess of Zetland, introduced a Bill which divided India 536 and Burma, so that there were two Bills. This Motion is to set up the same Committee for Burma as was set up for India. I do not think the Motion requires any further explanation. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Standing Orders relative to Special Orders be amended as follows:—
§ Standing Order 212A, in paragraph (1) leave out ("Sections 309 and 475 of the Government of India Act, 1935, shall stand referred. The Committee shall be called the Indian Orders Committee") and insert ("Section 309 of the Government of India Act, 1935, or Section 157 of the Government of Burma Act, 1935, shall stand referred. The Committee shall be called the India and Burma Orders Committee").
§ Paragraph (2), leave out ("The Indian Orders Committee") and insert ("The India and Burma Orders Committee").
§ Paragraph (4), leave out paragraph (4) and insert new paragraph (4) as follows ("(4) No Motion in pursuance of Section 309 of the Government of India Act, 1935, or Section 157 of the Government of Burma Act, 1935, shall be placed upon the Notice Paper of the House in connection with any Order until after the India and Burma Orders Committee have reported thereon; and, in the event of Parliament being prorogued or dissolved before such report has been made, such Order shall not again stand referred to the India and Burma Orders Committee until it has been laid again on the Table of the House.")—(The Earl of Onslow.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to. The said Standing Orders amended accordingly, and to be printed as amended.