HC Deb 05 June 1991 vol 192 c236W
Sir Peter Emery

To ask the Lord President of the Council what plans he has to conduct the trial to cover the proposals in the second report of the Procedure Committee for Session 1990–91 to deal with the documents required for Commons consideration of amendments from the Lords to Bills when they are considered by the House.

Mr. MacGregor

Following the successful completion of a non-operational trial by the Public Bill Office, I intend to initiate an operational trial using the Criminal Justice Bill when it returns from the Lords. The arrangements involve the production of a conflated paper containing Lords amendments and Commons notices on white paper on the day of consideration within the criteria and cut-off time set out in paragraphs 26 and 28 to 32 of the report. I hope that all Members will co-operate in this trial and that they will pass their comments to the Public Bill Office, so that a full assessment of the trial may be made.