HL Deb 27 July 1944 vol 132 cc1181-2

Report from the Special Orders Committee, That they have examined the Special Order as required by the Standing Orders of the House; that in their opinion the provisions of the Order raise questions of policy and principle which have been accepted already by the House when passing the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1944, under which the Order is submitted for approval; that the Order is not founded on precedent inasmuch as this is the first Order that has been submitted for the approval of Parliament under that Act; that in the opinion of the Committee the Order cannot be passed by the House without special attention, subject to any arguments on the merits which may arise in debate; and that no special inquiry is necessary before the House proceeds to a decision on the Resolution to approve the said Order:

Read, and ordered to lie on the Table.