HL Deb 27 May 1999 vol 601 cc1045-6
The Chairman of Committees (Lord Boston of Faversham)

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

Moved, That the Commons message of yesterday be now considered and that a Select Committee of eight Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons, to consider the draft Local Government (Functions and Standards) Bill, published in the Command Paper entitled Local Leadership, Local Choice (Cm. 4298);

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be named of the Committee:

  • L. Bassam of Brighton,
  • L. Bowness,
  • E. Carnarvon,
  • B. Hamwee,
  • L. Marlesford,
  • L. Pilkington of Oxenford,
  • L. Ponsonby of Shulbrede,
  • B. Thornton;

That the Committee have power to agree with the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;

That the minutes of evidence taken before the Committee from time to time shall, if the Committee think fit, be printed and delivered out;

That the Committee shall report by 31st July;

and that the Committee do meet with any Committee appointed by the Commons on Tuesday 15th June at half-past three o'clock in Committee Room 4.—(The Chairman of Committees.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.