HL Deb 25 June 1957 vol 205 cc103-4

2.34 p.m.


My Lords, in moving the Motion that stands in the name of my noble friend, Lord Drogheda, I should explain in regard to Standing Order No. 11 that the purpose of the three Amendments is to provide that where a Bill affects Scotland and Northern Ireland. as well as England, the respective Gazettenotices should contain only such material as is relevant and helpful to the reader in the country concerned. I should add that the House of Commons Standing Order will be similarly amended. So far as Standing Order No. 106 is concerned, the effect of the two Amendments will be to provide against the failure of a Peer to attend the first meeting of the Select Committee as well as his failure to continue his attendance. These Amendments bring the Standing Order into line in this respect with the corresponding House of Commons Standing Order No. 121. My Lords, I beg to move.

Moved, That the following. Amendments be made in the Standing Orders relative to Private and Provisional Order Confirmation Bills, etc., vizt.:— Standing Order 11, page 17, line 32, leave out ("or") and insert ("Gazette or in the") Standing Order H. page 17, line 42, leave out ("whether") and insert ("either") Standing Order 11, page 17, line 43, at end insert— ("Provided that a notice published in the Edinburgh Gazette or in the Belfast Gazette need contain such only of the particulars referred to in the foregoing paragraphs (c)and(d)as relate to Scotland or to Northern Ireland, as the case may be.") Standing Order 106, page 55, line 11, leave out ("continuing his attendance") and insert ("attending") Standing Order 106, page 55, line 12, leave out ("continue its sittings") and insert ("sit").—(The Earl of Buckinghamshire.)

On Question. Motion agreed to.

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