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§ THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (THE EARL OF LISTOWEL)
My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper. Your Lordships will perhaps expect a few words of explanation of the purpose of this Motion. Private Bill Standing Order No. 104 provides that every Private Bill which is opposed shall be committed to a Select Committee of five Lords who shall be named by the Committee of Selection. In view of the controversial nature of this Bill and the widespread interest it has aroused, the Committee of Selection met and recommended that the Select Committee to which the Tees Valley and Cleveland Water Bill is committed should consist of seven Peers. The Committee 1176 will start sitting on Tuesday, November 22, and it is expected that the hearing may last some three weeks. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That Private Bill Standing Order No. 104 be dispensed with for the purpose of allowing the appointment by the Committee of Selection of seven Lords to sit on the Select Committee on the Tees Valley and Cleveland Water Bill.—(The Earl of Listowel.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.