HL Deb 16 June 2004 vol 662 c768

4.6 p.m.

The Chairman of Committees

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

Moved, That it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the Government's response to Recommendations 79, 80, 81, 83, 84 and 85 of the report of the Joint Committee on the draft Gambling Bill (Cm. 6253), which focus upon the definition, location and economic and other implications of the largest casinos; and the further statement of government policy on casinos published with Cm. 6253;

That a committee of eight Lords be appointed to join with a committee appointed by the Commons for this purpose;

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

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 reports of the committee from time to time shall be printed, notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

And that the committee do report by 22 July 2004.— (The Chairman of Committees.)

On Question, Motion agreed to; and a message was ordered to be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.