HL Deb 14 October 1946 vol 143 cc163-4

Order of the Day for the consideration of Commons Message of Friday last, read.


My Lords, I beg to move the Motion that stands in my name at the foot of the Order Paper. This Motion has been put down because, while the Bill of course requires the assent of both Houses, I am sure it is most appropriate and right for the consideration of a Hybrid Bill of this entirely non-contentious kind that you should have recourse to a Joint Committee of the two Houses. I may inform your Lordships that a Bill of this nature is necessary, as will be seen from its contents, because certain matters affecting private rights in Grosvenor Square have to be dealt with. For the present I hope your Lordships will be willing to take this formal step. The Bill will come before us in due course after it has been dealt with by the other House. Then will be the occasion for the tributes which I am sure we are all anxious to pay to the purpose behind the Bill. I beg to move.

Moved, That this House do concur in the following Resolution communicated by the Commons—namely: "That it is expedient that the Roosevelt Memorial Bill be committed to a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons."—(Viscount Addison.)

On Question, Motion agreed to: Message ordered to be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.