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European Communities Committee

Volume 387: debated on Monday 14 November 1977

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

Moved, that a Select Committee be appointed to consider Community proposals, whether in draft or otherwise, to obtain all necessary information about them, and to make reports on those which, in the opinion of the Committee, raise important questions of policy or principle and on other questions to which the Committee consider that the special attention of the House should be drawn;

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

  • Ashby, L.
  • Brimelow, L.
  • Cobbold, L.
  • Fraser of Tullybelton, L.
  • Greenwood of Rossendale, L. (Chairman)
  • Hinton of Bankside, L.
  • Inglewood, L.
  • Jacques, L.
  • Kennet, L.
  • Lauderdale, E.
  • Lovell-Davis, L.
  • O'Hagan, L.
  • Phillips, B.
  • Raglan, L.
  • Robson of Kiddington, B.
  • Seear, B.
  • Sherfield, L.
  • Tranmire, L.
  • Trevelyan, L.
  • Vernon, L.
  • Vickers, B.
  • White, B.
  • Wynne-Jones, L.

That the Committee have power to appoint Sub-Committees and to refer to such Sub-Committees any of the matters within the terms of reference of the Committee; that two be the quorum of such Sub-Committees and that they have power to appoint their own Chairmen;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any Lord for the purpose of serving on a Sub-Committee;

That the Committee and any Sub-Committees have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Select Committee from time to time shall be printed, notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

That the Committee have power to appoint Specialist Advisers;

That the Committee or any Sub-Committee appointed by them have leave to confer and to meet concurrently with any Committee of the Commons on European Secondary Legislation &c. or any Sub-Committee of that Committee for the purpose of deliberating and of examining witnesses; and have leave to agree with the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman for any such meeting; and

That any Lord requested by the Committee on European Secondary Legislation &c. of the House of Commons to attend as a witness before them or before any Sub-Committee appointed by them shall have the leave of this House so to attend, if his Lordship thinks fit.—( Lord Aberdare).

On Question, Motion agreed to.