Joint Committee on the Draft Local Government (Organisation and Standards) Bill Report



ORDERS OF REFERENCE

HOUSE OF LORDS

Thursday 27 May 1999

Local Government (Organisation and Standards)—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Commons message of yesterday be now considered and that a Select Committee of eight Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons, to consider the draft Local Government (Organisation and Standards) Bill, published in the Command Paper entitled Local Leadership, Local Choice (Cm. 4298);

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

L. Bassam of Brighton

L. Bowness

E. Carnarvon

B. Hamwee

L. Marlesford

L. Pilkington of Oxenford

L. Ponsonby of Shulbrede

B. Thornton

That the Committee have power to agree with the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

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

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;

That the minutes of evidence taken before the Committee from time to time shall, if the Committee think fit, be printed and delivered out;

That the Committee shall report by 31st July;

and that the Committee do meet with any Committee appointed by the Commons on Tuesday 15th June at half past three o'clock in Committee Room 4;

the motion was agreed to.

  HOUSE OF COMMONS

  Wednesday 26 May 1999

Draft Local Government (Organisation and Standards) Bill,—Ordered, That a Select Committee of eight Members be appointed to join with a committee to be appointed by the Lords to consider the draft Local Government (Organisation and Standards) Bill published in the Command Paper entitled Local Leadership, Local Choice (Cm. 4298);

Ordered, That three be the quorum of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee shall have power—

(i) to send for persons, papers and records;

(ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

(iii) to report from time to time;

(iv) to appoint specialist advisers;

(v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom; and

(vi) to communicate to any Select Committee appointed by either House its evidence and any documents of common interest;

Ordered, That the Committee shall report by 31st July 1999;

Ordered, That Sir Paul Beresford, Mr Paul Burstow, Mr Robin Corbett (discharged 9 June 1999), Mr James Gray, Ms Margaret Moran, Mr Peter L Pike, Mr John Smith (added 9 June 1999), Mr Graham Stringer and Dr Alan Whitehead be members of the Committee.


 
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