§ MR. E. M. TOMLINSON (Preston)
said, that he had some Amendments to move in Standing Order 133B, which he hoped the House would be willing to adopt. Under the Standing Order in question and another Standing Order, certain public bodies such as the Chambers of Commerce, Chambers of Agriculture and Chambers of Shipping, were 686 allowed to appear before the Examiner, and to be represented by Counsel before the Committees of that House in the case of Bills in which they were interested. He begged to move that the Standing Order should be so amended as to include Mining Associations. He did not think this was any very dangerous extension of the Standing Order.
§ SIR ALBERT ROLLIT (Islington, S.)
seconded the Motion. The Standing Order was recently extended to Chambers of Commerce, and this had proved to be very beneficial.
§ MR. J. CALDWELL (Lanark, Mid)
said, he had no objection to the Amendment of the hon. Member, but suggested that to the words, "or a Mining Association." in the Amendment, should be added, "or Trades Union.''
§ MR. TOMLINSON
said, that the Mining Association under this rule would have nothing to do with questions as to labour and capital.
§ MR. J. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
asked for the guidance of the Chairman of Committees in regard to this matter.
MR. J. W. LOWTHER (Cumberland, Penrith)
thought it would not be very desirable to introduce the words "Trades Union" into the Standing Order, but he suggested that the insertion of the words "or other similar body" after the proposed words "Mining Association," would cover the case.
§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
said, he was afraid this would not include the Miners' Federation of Great Britain.
§ Motion adjourned.