HL Deb 22 October 1987 vol 489 c242
Viscount Whitelaw

My Lords, I beg to move the second Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.

Moved, That the Commons message of 21st October be now considered and that a Select Committee of seven Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons to examine the processes of enacting private legislation and to consider whether:

  1. (a) there are any matters of a kind at present dealt with by Private Bill which could more appropriately be dealt with some other way, taking account of the interests both of promoters and other affected parties;
  2. (b) any changes are desirable in Private Bill procedure; and
  3. (c) any amendments are desirable to the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936 and the procedure there under;
and to consider whether any amendments are desirable to the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945.—(Viscount Whitelaw.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.