§ 2.54 p.m.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (VISCOUNT KILMUIR)
My Lords, I rise to move the Motion standing in my name. I think that it speaks for itself, but the occasion of the Motion is that when a Petition for leave to appeal in connection with a criminal case is heard by the Appeal Committee during the time when the House is in Recess it might be undesirable and inconvenient to delay until the next meeting of the House the making of the operative order giving effect to the decision of the Appeal Committee. The procedure of the Motion is authorised by the Administration of Justice Act, 1960, Section 1 (3). I beg to move.
§ Moved, That, in pursuance of section one of the Administration of Justice Act, 1960, in all appeals in which the leave of the House is required under the Administration of Justice Act, 1960, the Petition for leave to appeal shall, after being received by this House, stand referred to the Appeal Committee, and the Appeal Committee may, after consideration whether such leave should be granted, take their decision and give directions accordingly on behalf of the House.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.