Select Committee on Speakership of the House First Report



SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE SPEAKERSHIP OF THE HOUSE: EXTRACTS FROM THE MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS

THURSDAY 3 JULY 2003

17. Speakership of the House—It was moved by the Lord President (Lord Williams of Mostyn) that it is expedient that a Select Committee of 11 Lords be appointed to consider the future arrangements for the Speakership of the House in the light of the Government's announcement that it is intended to reform the office of Lord Chancellor, and to make recommendations; and that the Committee shall report by the end of the session; then it was moved by the Lord Elton, as an amendment thereto, after "Chancellor" to insert "and any undertakings given by the Government as to the future allocation of places in the Cabinet to members of the House of Lords"; after debate, the amendment was (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then the original motion was agreed to.

WEDNESDAY 9 JULY 2003

12. Speakership of the House—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be named of the Select Committee to consider the future arrangements for the Speakership of the House in the light of the Government's announcement that it is intended to reform the office of Lord Chancellor, and to make recommendations:

L. Alexander of Weedon

L. Ampthill

L. Carter

L. Desai

L. Freeman

B. Gould of Potternewton

L. Lloyd of Berwick (Chairman)

L. Marsh

B. Miller of Chilthorne Domer

L. Tordoff

L. Trefgarne;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

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 shall report by the end of the session;

And that the Committee do meet on Tuesday 15th July at 11 a.m.;

the motion was agreed to.


 
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