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Rule Committee Bill Lords

Volume 180: debated on Friday 16 August 1907

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Order for second reading read.

Motion made and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."

said that this Bill was a very small matter, and he did not propose to detain the House with regard to it. The intention, he understood, was to have two solicitors on the Rule Committee instead of one. In place of the President of the Law Society they proposed to appoint one member of the Council of the Law Society and one provincial member of the Law Society. That was a matter which had been settled with the solicitors, and he did not criticise it in any way. Might he suggest, however, for future consideration, whether it would be desirable to make provision with reference to a barrister's being a member. He suggested that it would be a better plan not to make him a member of the Bar Committee, but that the barrister should be on the nomination or recommendation of the Bar Committee. He thought that such an arrangement would be more likely to secure the best kind of man for this particular work.

said he would consider the matter.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House for Monday next.—( Mr. Attornery-General.)

Whereupon MR. SPEAKER, pursuant to the Order of the House of the 26th day of July last, adjourned the House without Question put.

Adjourned at sixteen minutes after Seven o'clock till Monday next.