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FROM THE

SELECT COMMITTEE

ON THE

IMPERIAL WAR GRAVES ENDOWMENT FUND BILL

TOGETHER WITH THE

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE AND

MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.

Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed,

14th April, 1926.

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1926

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ORDER OF REFERENCE.

[Monday, 15th March, 1926.]-Imperial War Graves Endowment Fund Bill,--read a second time, and committed to a Select Committee of Nine Members, Five to be nominated by the House and Four by the Committee of Selection.

Ordered, That all Petitions against the Bill, presented Five clear days before the meeting of the Committee, be referred to the Committee; that the Petitioners praying to be heard by themselves, their Counsel, or Agents, be heard against the Bill, and Counsel heard in support of the Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records.

Ordered, That Five be the quorum.-(Mr. McNeill.)

[Thursday, 18th March, 1926.]-Imperial War Graves Endowment Fund Bill,-Major Broun-Lindsay, Captain Ernest Evans, Major Hills, Mr. Lawson, and Major-General Sir Newton Moore nominated Members of the Select Committee on the Imperial War Graves Endowment Fund Bill.---(Commander Eyres Monsell.)

COMMITTEE OF SELECTION.—[ Wednesday, 17th March, 1926] : - Select Committee on the Imperial War Graves Endowment Fund Bill,- The following are nominated of the Committee, Colonel Applin, Mr. Attlee, Captain Crookshank, Captain Gee.

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The cost of preparing for publication the shorthand Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee was £8 3s. 10d.

The cost of printing and publishing this Report is estimated by the Stationery Office at £23 4s. 8d.

REPORT.

THE SELECT COMMITTEE to whom the IMPERIAL WAR GRAVES

ENDOWMENT FUND BILL was referred : Have examined the allegations contained in the Preamble of the Bill, and amended the same so as to make it consistent with the provisions of the Bill as passed by the Committee, and found the same, as amended, to be true, and have taken evidence thereon, which they have agreed to Report to the House, and have gone through the Bill and made amendments thereunto.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE.

Friday, 26th March, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

Colonel Applin.

Major Hills. Mr. Attlee.

Mr. Lawson. Major Broun-Lindsay.

Major-General Sir Newton Captain Crookshank.

Moore. Captain Gee.

MAJOR-GENERAL SIR NEWTON MOORE WAS CALLED TO THE CHAIR. The Committee deliberated.

[Adjourned till Wednesday next at eleven o'clock.

Wednesday, 31st March, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

MAJOR-GENERAL SIR NEWTON MOORE IN THE CHAIR. Colonel Applin.

Captain Gee. Mr. Attlee.

Major Hills. Major Broun-Lindsay.

Mr. Lawson. Captain Crookshank.

IMPERIAL WAR GRAVES ENDOWMENT FUND BILL.

Counsel-Mr. H. F. Bidder.
Agent-Mr. T. Seager Berry.
Preamble read the first time.

Mr. H. F. BIDDER was heard in support of the Preamble of the Bill and called evidence.

Mr. HERBERT Ernest Fass, O.B.E. (Assistant Secretary to the Treasury), and Major-General Sir FABIAN WARE, K.C.v.o., K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G. (Permanent Vice-Chairman of the Imperial War Graves Commission), sworn. and examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday, 14th April, at eleven o'clock.

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