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  • Bills for the construction of various lines were before Parliament, that what was called a Committee of Selection was appointed by the House of

    The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902) With Notices of Earlier Irish Famines

  • He was; and rising thanked the Speaker for the opportunity he afforded him (Mr. O'Brien) of explaining, but he had, he said, done so in a correspondence with the chairman of the Committee of Selection; he would withdraw nothing he had written on the subject, and with this observation he bowed to the Speaker and left the House.

    The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902) With Notices of Earlier Irish Famines

  • Of these, the Committee of Selection is itself an example; others are the Committee on Public Accounts and the Committee on Public

    The Governments of Europe

  • This Committee of Selection, which appoints members not only of select committees but also of standing committees and of committees on private and local bills, is made up after conference between the leaders of the Government and of the Opposition; and the committees whose members it designates are always so constituted that they contain a majority favorable to the Government.

    The Governments of Europe

  • Each of the four committees consists of from sixty to eighty members, who are named by the Committee of Selection in such

    The Governments of Europe

  • The members may be elected by the House, but in practice the appointment of some or all is left to the Committee of Selection, which itself consists of eleven members chosen by the House at the beginning of each session.

    The Governments of Europe

  • While I was at Bangor, on the 24th of August, 1883, the news arrived that the Committee of Selection had determined that Bangor should be the site for the intended North Wales University College.

    Men of Invention and Industry

  • In his first session in parliament he had passed quietly and almost unnoticed several bills on these matters, and began to be recognised by the Committee of Selection as a member who ought to be "put on" for questions of this kind.


  • "The Committee of Selection" was immediately dissolved, and its members as immediately formed themselves into a "Committee of Arrangement."

    Vivian Grey

  • (from its own ranks) by a "chairman's panel" of not more than eight members designated by the Committee of Selection.

    The Governments of Europe


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