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Private Bill Procedure: Select Committee

Volume 489: debated on Thursday 22 October 1987

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

Moved, That the Commons message of 21st October be now considered and that a Select Committee of seven Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons to examine the processes of enacting private legislation and to consider whether:

  • (a) there are any matters of a kind at present dealt with by Private Bill which could more appropriately be dealt with some other way, taking account of the interests both of promoters and other affected parties;
  • (b) any changes are desirable in Private Bill procedure; and
  • (c) any amendments are desirable to the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936 and the procedure there under;
  • and to consider whether any amendments are desirable to the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945.—( Viscount Whitelaw.)

    On Question, Motion agreed to.