« PreviousContinue »
Practice of The
202. ALL Charges in any way affecting the Public Revenue, which occur in the Clauses of any Private Bill, shall be printed in Italics in such Bill affecting the Public when presented to the House.
Revenue to be inserted in Italics.
Printed copies of
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.
at Vote Office.
Petition relating to
sented to House by
the Private Bill Office.
Petitions or Memorials may be withdrawn.
Second or Third Reading to be postponed when opposed.
Private Bills to
stand referred to
Bills to stand re
ferred to Commit
204. THERE shall not be less than Three clear Duys, nor more than 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.
205. EVERY Petition in favour of or against any Private Bill, or any Bill to confirm any Provisional Order or Provisional Certificate before The House, or otherwise relating thereto (not being a Petition for additional 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 name of the Member, Party or Agent depositing the same.
206. ANY Petitioner or Memorialist may withdraw his Petition or Memorial, on a requisition to that effect being deposited in the Private Bill 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 withdraw his opposition by a similar requisition, signed and deposited as aforesaid.
207. In cases where the Second or Third Reading of a Private Bill, or the consideration of a Bill as amended by the Committee, or any proposed 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.
208. EVERY Private Bill, not being a Railway, Canal, or Divorce Bill, after having been read a Second Time and committed, shall stand referred to the Committee of Selection; and if a Railway or Canal Bill, to the General Committee on Railway and Canal Bills; and if a Divorce Bill, to the Select Committee on Divorce Bills.
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 Bili, "and may, if "they think fit, divide the Bill into two Bills, dealing with the opposed "and unopposed Orders or Certificates respectively, and report the same separately."
Selection or Generai
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.
Practice of The
referred to Com
210. EVERY Petition against a Private Bill which shall have been deposited 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 shall 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
211. THERE shall be Six clear Days between the Second Reading of every Time between Private Bill, and of every Bill to confirm any Provisional Order or Pro- Second Reading 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.
ments to stand
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 referred to the Committee on the Bill.
referred to Committee 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 Committee, 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.
tion of Bill, &c.
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 Considerathe 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 to be proposed on 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 sanctioned by 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.
offered on con
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 ments on Third Reading, to be the omissions therefrom included in brackets and underlined, unless the printed. 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.
Practice of The
Report of Select
No Amendments, except verbal, on Third Reading.
and circulated with
the Votes prior to consideration, &c.
218. WHEN any Clause or Amendment on the consideration of any Private Bill ordered to lie upon the Table, or any verbal Amendment on the Third Reading of any Private Bill, shall have been referred to the Select Committee on Standing Orders, no further proceeding shall be had until the Report of the said Select Committee shall have been brought up.
219. No Amendments, not being merely verbal, shall be made to any Private Bill on the Third Reading.
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 such Amendments being taken into consideration; and 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' Amendments, such proposed Amendments shall also be printed in like manner.
Bill to be printed fair after Third Reading.
Notice of Cominittee to inspect
221. EVERY Private Bill, after it has been read a Third Time, shall be printed fair, at the expense of the parties applying for the same.
222. In all cases where it is intended to appoint a Committee to inspect the Journals of the House of Lords with relation to any proceedings upon any Private Bill, previous notice thereof in writing shall be given by the Committee Clerks. Agent to the Clerk's in the Committee Office.
Lords' Journais to be given to
Bill not to proceed
two stages on same day.
Notice to be given
of Motion for dispensation.
Order of Pro
223. No Private Bill shall pass through two stages on one and the same day without the special leave of The House.
224. EXCEPT in cases of urgent and pressing necessity, no Motion shall be made to dispense with any Sessional or Standing Order of The House
without due notice thereof.
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
Tolls and Charges not in the nature of a Tax.
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 precedence, 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.
225a. 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.
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.