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Infant Life (Preservation) Bill Hl

Volume 489: debated on Monday 9 November 1987

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3.2 p.m.

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

As the House will recall, the Infant Life (Preservation) Bill was introduced in the last Session by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Birmingham. That Bill and the Select Committee to which it was referred came to an end with the Dissolution of Parliament in May. However, a similar Bill was re-introduced during the current Session and after a Second Reading on 22nd July was referred to a Select Committee.

The Committee of Selection have now proposed the Members of the Select Committee as set out on the Order Paper. However, I should mention that when the Committee of Selection met they did not know that the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St. Albans, who had been a member of the committee in the last Session, would be unable to serve. He has been replaced by the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Gloucester. I have consulted all the members of the Committee of Selection concerning the change and they have raised no objection. I beg to move.

Moved, That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be named of the Select Committee on the Bill:

  • Brightman L. (Chairman)
  • Butterworth, L.
  • Faithfull, B.
  • Gloucester Bp.
  • Houghton of Sowerby, L.
  • Hunter of Newington, L.
  • Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, B.
  • McGregor of Durris, L.
  • Warnock, B.

That the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee from time to time be printed and, if the Committee think fit, be delivered out.

That the Proceedings of the Select Committee on the Infant Life (Preservation) Bill [H.L.] in the last Session of Parliament be referred to the Committee.

That the Committee have power to appoint Specialist Advisers.

That the Committee do meet on Tuesday. 10th November at eleven o'clock.—( The Chairman of Committees.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.