§ The CHAIRMAN of COMMITTEES (The Earl of Listowel)
My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.
§ Moved, That the Fourth Report from the Select Committee be agreed to.—(The Earl of Listowel.)
§ The Report was as follows:
§ PUBLIC BILL COMMITTEES
§ The Committee have considered the practice of the House whereby a Bill committed to a Public Bill Committee is recommitted to a Committee of the Whole House.
§ The purpose of committing a Bill to a Public Bill Committee is to save time on the Floor of the House and this purpose is to some extent nullified if a Bill is recommitted to a Committee of the Whole House.
§ Accordingly, the Committee recommend that a Bill which is committed to a Public Bill Committee should not, unless the House otherwise orders, be recommitted to a Committee of the Whole House but should proceed from the Public Bill Committee to Report on the Floor of the House.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.