Orders of the Day — Public Petitions.

– in the House of Commons on 8th December 1922.

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Motion made, and Question proposed, That a Select Committee be appointed, to whom shall be referred all Petitions presented to the House, with the exception of such as relate to Private Bills; and that such Committee do classify and prepare abstracts of the same, in such form and manner as shall appear to them best suited to convey to the House all requisite infor- mation respecting their contents, and do report the same from time to time to the House; and that the reports of the Committee do set forth, in respect of each Petition, the number of signatures which are accompanied by addresses, and which are written on sheets headed in every case by the prayer of the Petition, provided that on every separate sheet after the first the prayer may be reproduced in print or by other mechanical process; that such Committee have power to direct the printing in extensor of such Petitions, or of such parts of Petitions, as shall appear to require it; and that such Committee shall have power to report their opinion and observations thereupon to the House."—[Major Barnston.]

Photo of Mr John Hinds Mr John Hinds , Carmarthen

I object. I think this Motion should be withdrawn, in order to see that the representation of Wales may be better arranged.

Debate to be resumed upon Monday next (11th December).