§ The Chairman of Committees
My Lords, I beg to move the second Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.
§ Moved, That the Commons message of yesterday be now considered, and that a committee of 12 Lords be appointed to join with the committee appointed by the Commons to consider and report on issues relating to House of Lords reform;
- L. Archer of Sandwell,
- V. Bledisloe,
- L. Brooke of Alverthorpe,
- L. Carter,
- L. Forsyth of Drumlean,
- B. Gibson of Market Rasen,
- L. Goodhart,
- L. Howe of Aberavon,
- L. Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay.
- B. O'Cathain,
- E. Selborne,
- L. Weatherill;
§ That the committee have power to agree with the committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;
§ That the committee have leave to report from time to time;
§ That the reports of the committee from time to time shall be printed, notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
§ 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 proceedings of the Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform in the last Session of Parliament be referred to the committee;
§ And that the committee do meet with the committee appointed by the Commons on Tuesday 3rd December next at 10 o'clock in Committee Room 4.—(The Chairman of Committees.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to; and a message was ordered to be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.