HL Deb 04 May 2004 vol 660 c1096

A message was brought from the Commons, that they concur with the Lords that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on any draft Charities Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown, and that the committee shall report on the draft Bill by 30 September 2004; and have ordered:

That a Select Committee of six honourable Members be appointed to join with the committee appointed by the Lords to consider any such draft Charities Bill.

That the committee shall have power—

  1. (i) to send for persons, papers and records;
  2. (ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
  3. (iii) to report from time to time;
  4. (iv) to appoint specialist advisers;
  5. (v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom; and

That the quorum of the committee shall be two.

House adjourned at ten minutes past ten o'clock.