HL Deb 09 February 2005 vol 669 cc797-8
The Chairman of Committees (Lord Brabazon of Tara)

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 committee of six Lords be appointed to join with the committee appointed by the Commons to consider and report on the draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill presented to both Houses on 2nd February 2005 (Cm 6462);

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

  • E. Dundee
  • B. Gould of Potternewton
  • B. Hooper
  • B. Howarth of Breckland
  • B. Massey of Darwen
  • B. Nicholson of Winterbourne;

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 quorum of the committee shall be two;

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 on the draft Bill by 26th May 2005.—(The Chairman of Committees.)

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