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Referendums (Scotland and Wales) Bill

Returned from the Commons with certain amendments agreed to; with certain other amendments disagreed to but with amendments proposed in lieu thereof; and with the remaining amendments disagreed

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to with reasons; the Commons amendments and reasons ordered to be printed.

Parliamentary Privilege: Joint Select Committee

A message was brought from the Commons that they have ordered--

That a Select Committee of seven Members be appointed to join with a Committee to be appointed by the Lords, as the Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege, to review parliamentary privilege and make recommendations thereon;

That three be the Quorum of the Committee;

That the Committee shall have power to send for persons, papers and records; to sit notwithstanding any Adjournment of the House; to report from time to time; and to appoint specialist advisers to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the Committee's order of reference;

That Mr. Attorney General, the Lord Advocate, Mr. Solicitor General and Mr. Solicitor General for Scotland, being Members of either House, may attend the Committee, may take part in deliberations, may receive Committee papers and may give such other assistance to the Committee as may be appropriate, but shall not vote or make any Motion or move any Amendment or be counted in the Quorum.

        House adjourned at ten minutes past eleven o'clock.

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