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202. ALL Charges in any way affecting the Public Revenue, which occur All cbarges in the Clauses of any Private Bill, sliall be printed in Italics in such Bill affecting the Public when presented to the House.

203. Every Private Bill (except Name Bills) shall be printed ; and printed Bills to be delivered copies thereof delivered to the Vote Office for the use of the Members before

the First Reading:

Revenue to be inserted in Italics. Printed copies of

the Private Bill Office.

Time between 204. THERE shall not be less than Three clear Duys, nor more than
First and Second
Reading.

Seven, between the First and Second Reading of any Private Bill, or any
Bill to confirm any Provisional Order or Provisional Certificate, unless
any such Private Bill have been referred to the Examiners of Petitions for
Private Bills, in which case such Bill shall not be read a second time later
than Seven clear Days after the Report of the Examiner, or of the Select

Committee on Standing Orders, as the case may be. Petition relating to 205. EVERY Petition in favour of or against any Private Bill, or any Bill Bills to be pre to confirm any Provisional Oriler or Provisional Certificate before The sented to House by being deposited in House, or otherwise relating thereto (not being a Petition for additioval

Provision), shall be presented to this House, by depositing the same in the Private Bill Office, and there shall be indorsed thereon the name or short Title by which such Bill is entered in the Votes, and a Statement that such Petition is in favour of or against the Bill, or otherwise as the case may be, together with the rame of the Member, Party or Agent depositing

the same. Petitions or Me 206. Any Petitioner or Memorialist inay withdraw his Petition or morials may be

Memorial, en a requisition to that effect being deposited in the Private Bill withdrawn.

Office, signed by him or by the Agent who deposited such Petition or Memorial ; and where any such Petition or Memorial is signed by more than one person, any person signing such Petition or Memorial may with

draw his opposition by a similar requisition, signed and deposited as aforesaid. Second or Third 207. In cases where the Second or Third Reading of a Private Bill, or Reading to be

the consideration of a Bill as amended by the Committee, or any proposed postponed when opposed.

Clause or Amendment, or any Motion relating to a Private Bill, is opposed, the same shall be postponed until the day on which The House shall next sit. Provided that where any such Opposed Private Business is set down by direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means and is disposed of, any Motion contingent directly or otherwise thereon may with the assent of the Chair be considered and disposed of at the same sitting.

Private Bills to 208. Every Private Bill, not being a Railway, Canal, or Divorce Bill, after stand referred to Committee of

having been read a Second Time and committed, shall stand referred to Selection, General the Committee of Selection ; and if a Railway or Canal Bill, to the General Committee on Rail- Committee on Railway and Canal Bills ; and if a Divorce Bill, to the Select Bills, and Divorce. Committee on Divorce Bills.

Provisional Order Bills to stand referred to Commit

General Committee.

208a. Every Bill for confirming Provisional Orders or Provisional

Certificates shall, after the Second Reading, stand referred to the Committee tee of Selection, or of Selection, or to the General Committee on Railway and Canal Bills, as

the case may require, and be subject to the Standing Orders regulating the proceedings upon Private Bills, so far as they are applicable: Provided that, when any Order or Certificate contained in any such Bill is opposed, the Committee to whom such opposed Order or Certificate is referred shall consider all the Orders or Certificates comprised in such Bill, “and

may,

if they think tit, divide the Bill into two Bills, dealing with the opposed " and unopposed Orders or Certificates respectively, and report the same

separately."

Unopposed Bills when treated as opposed, to be again referred to Committee of Selection or Generai Committee (S.O. 83.)

209. When The House shall have been informed by the Chairman of Ways and Means, that in his opinion any unopposed Private Bill should be treated as an opposed Bill, such Bill shall be again referred to the Committee of Selection; or in the case of a Railway or Canal Bill, to the General Committee on Railway and Canal Bills.

210. EVERY

210. Every Petition against a Private Bill which shall have been deposited Practice of The in the Private Bill Office within the required time, and every Petition against any Bill to confirm any Provisional Order or Provisional Certificate, which Petition against shall have been deposited in the Private Bill Office not later than Seven clear Bill, to stand Days after notice shall have been given of the day on which the Bill will be mittee on Bill, &c examined, or which shail have been otherwise deposited in accordance with the Standing Orders of The House, and in which the Petitioners shall have prayed to be heard, by themselves, their Counsel or Agents, shall stand referred to the Committee on such Bill, and such Petitioners, subject to the Rules and Orders of the House, shall be heard upon their Petition accordingly, if they think fit, and Counsel heard, in favour of the Bill against such Petition.

211. THERE shall be Six clear Days between the Second Readiny of every Time between Private Bill, and of every Bill to confirm any Provisional Order or Pro- Second Reading

and Comiittee. visional Certificate, and the sitting of the Committee thereupon, except in the case of Name Bills, Naturalization Bills, and Estate Bills (not being Bills relating to Crown, Church or Corporation Property, or property held in trust for Public or Charitable purposes), in respect of which there shall be Three clear Days between the Second Reading and the Committee.

212. All Reports made under the authority of any Public Department Reports of Departupon a Private Bill, or the objects thereof, laid before the House, shall stand ments to stand

referred to Comreferred to the Committee on the Bill.

mittee on Bill.

213. The Report upon every Private Bill shall lie upon the Table; and Report of Bills. every such Bill

, if amended in Committee, or a Railway or a Tramway Bill shall be ordered to lie upon the Table ; but if not amended in Cominittee, and not a Railway or a Tramway Bill, it shall be ordered to be read a Third Time.

214. Every Private Bill, as amended in Committee, shall be printed at Printing of the expense of the Parties applying for the same, and delivered to the Amended Bills. Vote Office for the use of the Members, Three clear Days at least before the consideration of such Bill.

215. In the case of Private Bills ordered to lie upon the Table, Three Time between Reclear Days shall intervene between the Report and the consideration of port and considera

tion of Bill, &c. the Bill, and no consideration of any such Bill shall take place, unless the Chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means shall have informed The House, or signified in writing to Mr. Speaker, whether the Bill contain the several provisions required by the Standing Orders.

216. No Clause or Amendment shall be offered in The House on the Amendments not consideration of any Private Bill ordered to lie upon the Table, nor any consideration of verbal Amendment on the Third Reading of any Private Bill, unless the Bill, or on Third Chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means shall have informed The Reading, unless House, or signified in writing to Mr. Speaker, whether, in his opinion, such Chairman of Ways Clause or Amendment be such as ought or ought not to be entertained by and Means. The House, without referring the same to the Select Committee on Standing Orders.

217. When any Clause or Amendment is offered on the consideration of Clauses and any Private Bill ordered to lie upon the Table, or any verbal Amendment Amendments on the Third Reading of any Private Bill, such Clause or Amendment shall sideration of Bill be printed : And when any Clause is proposed to be amended, it shall be or verbal Amendprinted in extenso, with every addition or substitution in different type, and Reading, to the the omissions therefrom included in brackets and underlined, unless the printeci. Chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means shall consider such printing to be unnecessary. The expense of printing such Clauses or Amendments, when offered by a party promoting or opposing a Bill, shall be paid by such party.

218. WHEN

Practice of The

House.

218. WHEN any Clause or Amendment on the consideration of any

Private Bill ordered to lie upon the Table, or any verbal Amendment on Report of Select the Third Reading of any Private Bill, shall have been referred to the Select Committee on Standing Orders on

Committee on Standing Orders, no further proceeding shall be had until the Amendmonts. Report of the said Select Committee shall have been brought up. No Amendments,

219. No Amendments, not being merely verbal, shall be made to any except verbal, on Third Reading

Private Bill on the Third Reading. Lords Amend 220. All Amendments made by the House of Lords to any Private ments to be printed Bill shall be printed at the expense of the parties, and circulated with the Votes prior to the Votes, prior to such Amendments being taken into consideration; and consideration, &c. where any Clause has been amended, it shall be printed in extenso, with

every addition or substitution in different type, and the omissions therefrom included in brackets and underlined, unless the Chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means shall consider such printing to be unnecessary; and when any Amendments are intended to be proposed to the Lords’ Amend

ments, such proposed Amendments shall also be printed in like manner. Bill to be printed 221. Every Private Bill, after it has been read a Third Time, shall be fair after Third Reading.

printed fair, at the expense of the parties applying for the same. Notice of Com 222. In all cases where it is intended to appoint a Committee to inspect inittee to inspect the Journals of the House of Lords with relation to any proceedings upon Lords' Journais to be given to any Private Bill, previous notice thereof in writing shall be given by the Committee Clerks. Agent to the Clerks in the Committee Office. Bill not to proceed 223. No Private Bill shall pass through two stages on one and the same two stages on same day.

day without the special leave of The House. Notice to be given 224. Except in cases of urgent and pressing necessity, no Motion shall be dispensation.

made to dispense with any Sessional or Standing Order of The House without due notice thereof.

of Motion for

Order of Pro

Business.

225. Each day, so soon as The House shall be ready to proceed to Private ceedings in House Business, the Clerk at the Table shall read from the Private Business

List, and from the List of Bills presented for First Reading (see Order 196),
the Titles of the several Bills set down therein, according to their nrecedence,
as arranged under the following heads :-

1. Consideration of Lords' Amendments;
2. Third Reading;
3. Consideration of Bills ordered to lie upon the Table ;
4. Second Reading ;

5. First Reading ;
and if upon the reading of each such Title as aforesaid, no Motion shall be
made with respect to such Private Bill, the further proceedings thereon shall

be adjourned until the next sitting of The House. Provisional Order 2250. All Bills for confirming Provisional Orders or Certificates shall be

set down for consideration, each day, in a separate List, after the Private Business, and arranged in the same order as that prescribed by the Standing Orders for Private Bills.

Bills.

Tolls and Charges not in the nature of a Tax.

226. This House will not insist on its privileges with regard to any Clauses in Private Bills, or in Bills to confirm any Provisional Orders or Provisional Certificates sent down from the House of Lords which refer to tolls and charges for services performed, and are not in the nature of a Tax, or which refer to rates assessed and levied by local authorities for local purposes.

in the Private Bill

Office.

5.

V.

ORDERS REGULATING THE

PRACTICE IN THE PRIVATE BILL OFFICE.

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