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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 Counselor 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.

and Comunittee.

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.

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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 the Committee on the Bill.

referred to Com. 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 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.

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 sanctioned by

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 Amnendprinted in extenso, with every addition or substitution in different type, and ments on Third 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.

218. WHEN

Practice of The

House.

Report of Select
Committee on
Standing Orders on
Amendmonts.

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.

No Amendments, except verbal, on Third Reading

219. No Amendments, not being merely verbal, shall be made to any 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

erery 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' Journals 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 two stages on same day.

223. No Private Bill shall pass through two stages on one and the same day without the special leave of The House.

Notice to be given of Motion for dispensation.

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,

Order of Proceedings in House on Private Business.

225. Each day, so soon as The House shall be ready to proceed to Private
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 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.

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Provisional Order
Bills.

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.

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.

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THE ORDERS REGULATING THE PRACTICE IN THE PRIVATE

BILL OFFICE.

227. REGISTERS shall be kept in “ THE PRIVATE BILL OFFICE,” in which Private Bill Office shall be entered by the Clerks appointed for the business of that Office the and Registers. Name and Place of Residence of the Parliamentary Agent in Town, and of the Agent in the Country (if any) soliciting the Bill; and all the Proceedings, from the Petition to the passing of the Bill :-Such Entries to specify, briefly, each day's Proceeding before the Examiners of Petitions respectively, or in The House, or in any Committee to which the Bill

may be referred; the day and hour on which the Examiner or the Committee is appointed to sit; the day and hour to which the Proceedings before such Examiners or Committee may be adjourned, and the name of the Clerk attending the same. Such Registers to be open to public inspection daily in the said Office.

228. The receipt of all Documents required by the Standing Orders of Receipt of Docu«. The House to be deposited in the Private Bill Office shall be acknowledged ment to be

acknowledged. by one of the Clerks of the said Office, upon the said Documents, when deposited.

229. A List of all Petitions for Private Bills shall be kept in the Private List of Petitions Bill Office in the order of their deposit, according to such regulations as to be kept.

. shall have been made by Mr. Speaker, which shalĩ be called the “ General List of Petitions,” and each Petition therein shall be numbered.

230. All Memorials complaining of non-compliance with the Standing Memorials, when Orders, in reference to Petitions for Bills deposited in the Private Bill to be deposited. Office on or before the 17th December, shall be deposited as follows :

If the same relate to Petitions for Bills numbered in the General List of Petitions

From

1 to 100
101 to 200 They shall be deposited | January 9th

16th.
201 and upwards
on or before

23rd.
And in the case of any Petitions for Bills which may be deposited by leave
of The House after the 17th December, such Memorials shall be deposited
Three clear Days before the day first appointed for the examination of the
Petition.

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231. All Memorials shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office before Deposit of MemoSix of the clock in the evening of any day on which The House shall sit, thereof in Private and between Eleven and One of the clock on any day on which The House Bill Office. shall not sit ; and Two copies of every such Memorial shall be deposited for the use of the Examiners before Twelve of the clock on the following day.

232. Every Memorial complaining of non-compliance with the Standing Time for depositing Orders of The House in reference to Petitions for additional provision in Memorials in

certain cases, &c. Private Bills, to Bills brought from the House of Lords and to Bills introduced by leave of this House in lieu of other Bills which shall have been withdrawn, and to Bills for confirming any Provisional Order or Provisional Certificate, shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office, together with Two Copies thereof, before Twelve o'clock on the day preceding that appointed for the examination of any such Petition or Bill by the Examiner ; and the Examiner shall be at liberty to entertain such Memorial, although the party (if any) who may be specially affected by the non-compliance with the Standing Orders shall not have signed the same.

233. EVERY

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