Selecting the House of Lords Select Committee

From the House of Lords Order Paper for 5th May 2016:

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The Chairman of Committees to move that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Select Committee to consider the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill:

L Brabazon of Tara
L Freeman
L Jones of Cheltenham
B O’Cathain

L Plant of Highfield
L Walker of Gestingthorpe (Chairman)
L Young of Norwood Green

That the quorum of the Committee be four;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes;

That the Report of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the order of appointment of the Committee remain in force notwithstanding the prorogation of Parliament.

Lord Bradshaw to move, as an amendment to the above motion, after “place;”, insert “That the Committee have power to take advice from a technical expert;”

Lord Berkeley to move, as an amendment to the above motion, leave out “, if the Committee so wishes”.

Lord Bradshaw to move that it be an Instruction to the Select Committee on the bill that they should be able to focus on petitions where substantial costs savings could be achieved.

Lord Berkeley to move that it be an Instruction to the Select Committee on the bill that they conduct their proceedings for as long as they think fit.

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to move that the following provisions shall apply in respect of the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill:

(1) If a Bill in the same terms as those in which the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill stood when it was brought to this House in this Session is brought to this House from the House of Commons in the next Session-

(a) the proceedings on the Bill in the next Session shall be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the Bill has passed in this Session;

(b) the Bill shall stand committed in the next Session to the select committee to which the Bill stood committed in this Session;

(c) the Standing Orders of the House applicable to the Bill, so far as complied with or dispensed with in Session 2013–14, Session 2014–15 or this Session, shall be deemed to have been complied with or (as the case may be) dispensed with in the next Session; and

(d) if there is outstanding any petition deposited against the Bill in accordance with an order of the House-

(i) any such petition shall be taken to be deposited against the Bill in the next Session and shall stand referred to the select committee to which the Bill stands committed in that Session; and

(ii) any minutes of evidence taken before the select committee on the Bill in this Session shall stand referred to the select committee on the Bill in the next Session.

(2) The Order of the House of 30 July 2013 relating to electronic deposit of documents shall apply in respect of a High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill introduced into the House of Commons in the next Session and subsequently brought up from that House as to a High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill introduced into the House of Commons in Session 2013–14.

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One comment on “Selecting the House of Lords Select Committee
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