THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (THE EARL OF ONSLOW)
My Lords, I beg to move the Motion that stands in my name. I do not think it requires any explanation: it explains itself. It merely alters the Standing Order relating to the appropriate Minister to be called upon to carry out the duties of the Department which he represents.
§ Moved, That where by virtue of any Order in Council any functions of any Minister have been transferred to some other Minister references in any Standing Order to the Minister from whom the functions have been transferred shall so far as the Standing Order relates to the subject matter of the transferred functions have effect as if for such references there were substituted references to the Minister to whom the functions have been transferred; and references to any ("Ministry") shall be construed accordingly
§ For the purposes of this order ("Minister") shall include any Government Department.
§ That where by any Standing Order there is required to be deposited an Ordnance map or a map published prepared or approved by the Ordnance Survey the deposit of a photographic copy of an Ordnance map shall be a sufficient compliance with the requirement.
§ Provided that when the map to be deposited is required to be on a specified scale the photographic copy shall be on that scale.—(The Earl of Onslow.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.158
THE EARL OF ONSLOW
My Lords, you will remember that when we constituted the India and Burma Special Orders Committee it was thought desirable to keep its numbers rather limited, and accordingly we decided that it should consist of seven members. At the present time, as your Lordships will readily understand, it is not always easy to get all the members, or even a sufficient number of them, together to deal with the matters that may come before us, and so I have ventured to suggest to your Lordships in this Motion that we should increase the number from seven to ten. If we do that we should never be without a sufficient number of members to transact business.
§ Moved, That the Standing Orders relative to Private Bills, etc., be amended as follows: Standing Order 214, page 80, line 24, leave out ("seven") and insert ("ten").—(The Earl of Onslow.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ Standing Orders amended accordingly, and to be printed as amended.