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Committee Clerk:

To give notice to the Private Bill Office. of the time appointed by committees on opposed Bills for consideration of remaining Bills of groups, and of postponement of consideration of Bills, 125.

To enter on the minutes the names of all members attending committees, and to take down the names of members voting in any division, such lists to be given with report to the House, 139.

Notice of intended appointment of committee to inspect Lords' Journals to be given to committee clerks, 222.

To take charge of Bills when committed, 233.

To give notice in Private Bill Office of adjournment of committees, 238.

After report on any Bill is made out, to deliver to Private Bill Office a printed copy of Bill, with written amendments made by committee, 240.

Committee of Selection:

How constituted, 98.

To nominate the General Committee on Railway and Canal Bills, 99.

To discharge members on that committee and add others, and to appoint the chairman of such committee, 100.

Printed copies of Bills (not being Railway or Canal Bills), to be laid before the committee, 102.

Committee to group all Bills (not being Railway or Canal Bills), 103.

To fix the time for holding the first meeting of every committee on a Bill, 105.

To name Bill or Bills to be considered on the first day, 106.

How to distinguish opposed and unopposed Bills, 107.

To constitute committees on opposed Bills referred to them, 108.

To constitute committees on unopposed Bills referred to them, 109.

To give notice to members of the week in which they will be required to be in attendance, 110.

To give notice to members of their appointment, and transmit form of declaration to be filled up, 111.

If members do not return declaration, to report their names to the House, 112.

To have power to discharge any member or members of a committee, and to substitute other members, 113.

To have power to send for persons, papers, and records, 114.

To appoint three members of a committee on an opposed Railway or Canal Bill, 115.


Committees continued.

Committee of Selection-continued.

To appoint committees on opposed Bills (not being Railway, Canal or Divorce Bills), 116.

In certain cases, Bills to be referred back to them by the committees thereon as unopposed, 136.

Money Bills promoted by the London County Council, to be referred, after second reading, to a select committee nominated by the Committee of Selection, 194.

Every Bill (not being a Railway, Canal, or Divorce Bill) to be referred to them, after second reading and commitment, 208.

Bills for confirming provisional orders or certificates to stand referred to Committee of Selection or General Committee on Railway and Canal Bills, after second reading and commitment, 208a.

When an unopposed Bill is to be treated as opposed, to be again referred to them, 209.

Notice to be given to the Private Bill Office by the clerk, of the day and hour appointed for meeting of a committee on a Bill, 236.

To select and propose 15 members to form parliamentary panel to act as commissioners under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, 253.

Select Committee on Standing Orders:
How constituted, 91.

To report as to dispensing with standing orders in cases of non-compliance, 92.

To report in cases of Bills originating in the Lords, 93.


Proceedings in case of special report,

To report as to dispensing with sessional or standing orders, 95.

To report as to re-insertion of petitions, 96.

To report in cases of amendment proproposed on consideration, 97.

Examiners' reports as to non-compliance and special reports referred to them. 199.

Petitions for dispensing with standing. orders, &c., referred to them, 200.

In cases of amendments proposed on consideration referred to them, no further proceedings on Bill until their report has been brought up, 218.

Committees on Opposed Bills:

Bills not to be considered opposed, 107. Appointment by the Committee of Selection, 108.

How constituted, 115-116.

Committees continued.

Committees on Opposed Bills--continued.

Declaration of members. No committee to proceed to business until declaration be signed, 117.

Quorum, 118.

No member to absent himself, except in case of sickness or by order of the House, 119.

Proceedings in case of absence of chairman, 120.

Proceedings to be suspended if quorum not present, 121.

Members not present to be reported to the House, 122.

Absence of quorum to be reported, 123.

Method of deciding questions, 124. Order in which Bills are to be considered, 125.

Causes of adjournment to be specially reported, 126.

Not to consider petition against Bill except ground of objection distinctly specified, 127.

Not to hear petitioners against Bill unless petition be prepared in strict conformity with the rules of the House, and presented not later than ten clear days after first reading, 128.

Petitioners may be heard on the ground. of competition, 129.

Locus Standi of Shareholders, 130.

Of Dissenting Shareholders, 131.

Of Railway Companies, 132.

Of bodies representing Trades, &c., 133.

Of Associations, &c., 133a.

Of Municipal Authorities and Inhabitants of Towns, &c., 134.

Of Local Authorities, 134a.

Of Municipal or Local Authorities, 134a.

Of County Councils, 1346, 134c.

Of owners of Rivers or River Conservancies, &c., 134d.

Of Conservators of Forests, &c., 134e. Of owners, &c., against Tramway Bills, 135.

When opposed Bill may be treated as unopposed, 136.

Petition against Bill to stand referred to the committee on the Bill, 210.

Four clear days' notice to be given of meeting of committee, 236.

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Committees on Bills, whether Opposed or Unopposed:

Copies of Bill as proposed to be submitted to a committee, to be laid before Chairman of Ways and Means and Counsel to Mr. Speaker, 82.

The Committee of Selection to fix the time for the first sitting of every Committee on a Bill, subject to the order in regard to the interval between the second reading and the sitting of the committee, 105, 211.

Copies of filled-up Bills to be laid before each member at the first meeting, 137.

Names of members attending to be entered on the minutes and division lists to be given in with report, 139.

Committee not to inquire into compliance with any standing orders which are directed to be proved before the Examiner, 140.

May admit affidavits in proof of compliance with such standing orders as are required to be proved before them, 141.

Consents, how to be proved before them,

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Allegations of Bill to be reported, 148.

Chairman to report Bill in all cases and any alteration of preamble or, where parties have stated that they do not intend to proceed with the Bill to be specially stated in report, 149.

To notice in their report any recommendation from any government department upon the Bill, 150, 194c, 194d.

Proceedings on Bills for confirming provisional orders, 151.

Minutes of committee to be laid on the Table with the report, 152.

To report on restrictions as to mortgage, 153.

To consider Board of Trade report in cases of limiting ascent of roads where level is altered, 154.

To consider Board of Trade report in cases of level crossings, 155, and in cases of acquisition of canals, 156.

Committee on Railway Bills to report specially as to reports of public departments, in the case of intended level crossings, &c., 157.

As to generating stations, 157a.

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Committees continued.

Committees on Bills, whether Opposed or Unopposed-continued.

To report specially how recommendations in Board of Trade report with regard to Railways, &c., Abandonment Bills have been dealt with, 158b.

To fix the rates and charges, 159.

In Bills granting preference in payment of interest, &c., provision to be made that the same shall not prejudice former grants of preference unless committee report otherwise, 160.

To consider clauses relating to interest or dividend on calls, 167.

To determine restriction of powers for construction, &c., of tramways by local authorities, 170a.

To report specially in cases of applications by local authorities for running powers, &c., 171.

To consider clauses of Bill in reference to matters affecting local government or rating, and report of committee to be printed and circulated with Votes, 173a.

Proceedings with respect to Inclosure and Drainage Bills, 176-182.

To report specially on any Bill containing provisions relating to the inclosure of land, which might be comprised in a provisional order, 183.

In case of Bill providing for compensation for water impounded, to inquire into expediency of making the flow continuous, and to report accordingly, 185.

To report on proposal in Bill to raise. additional capital in case of gas or water companies, 188.

All reports from public departments to stand referred to committee, 212.

Reports to lie upon the Table; and Bill, if amended in committee, or a Railway Bill, when reported, to lie upon the Table, and other Bills when reported to be read the third time, 213.

Bill to be printed after report, 214.

Committees on Railway Bills:

Chairman to be appointed by the General Committee, 101.

Bills to be considered at first meeting of a committee to be named by the General Committee, 106.

Composition of committees on opposed Railway and Canal Bills, 115.

To refer Bills back to General Committee if opposition be withdrawn, 136.

Proceedings in cases of Railway, Trainroad, Tramway and Subway Bills, 153 -171.


Committees continued.

General Committee on Railway and Canal Bills:

Constitution of the committee, nomination and quorum, 99.

Members discharged from attendance, and others substituted, and chairman appointed, 100.

To appoint from among themselves

the chairman of each committee on a

Railway or Canal Bill, or group of such
Bills, 101.

To form into groups all Railway and
Canal Bills, 103.

Shall refer every unopposed Railway and Canal Bill to the committee on unopposed Bills, 104.

In case of certain Bills, to appoint first meeting of committee, 105.

To name Bill or Bills to be considered on the first day, 106.

To appoint Chairman of Committees on Railway and Canal Bills, 115.

Railway and Canal Bills stand referred to them, 208.

Provisional Order Bills stand referred to them, 208a.

Certain Bills referred back to them, 209.

Notice to be given to the Private Bill Office by the clerk of the General Committee of the day and hour appointed for the meeting of all committees, 236.

Committee on Divorce Bills:

Constitution of the committee, nomination and quorum, 189.

Evidence required before them, 190.
Petitioner for Bill to attend committee,


To report Bill in all cases, 192.

Bills to stand referred to them after second reading, 208.

Committee on Estate Bills:

To report specially in certain cases, 188a.

Committee to inspect Lords' Journals:

Notice of intention to appoint committee to be given to committee clerks, 222.

Common or Commonable Land:

To be specified in notices if proposed to be taken or used, 4.

Deposit of plans at Home Office and Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, 30.

Bills affecting, to be deposited at government departments on or before 18th December, 33; Bills from the Lords not later than two days after first reading, 60; Bills as amended in committee, three clear days before consideration, 84.

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Of local authorities in case of Tramway Bills, 22.

Of owners, &c., to alteration of works. after introduction of Bill into Parliament to be proved before Examiners, 61.

Of proprietors of a company in respect of sums to be raised in aid of undertaking of another company, 66.

Of directors, &c., who are named in a Bill brought from the Lords for the purpose of establishing a company for carrying on any work or undertaking, to be proved before the Examiner, 68.

Of parties concerned in interest in any Bill may be proved before the committee on the Bill, 142.

Conservators of Forests, Commons, or Open Spaces:

May be heard against Bills injuriously affecting, 134e.

Conservators of Rivers, Office of:

Deposit of maps, 26a.

Copies of Bills, 33, 60, 84.

Contracts, Government:

Chairman of Ways and Means to report on Bills relating thereto before second reading, 81.

Cornwall. See Duchies.

Corporation Property. See Crown, &c., Property.

Corporations. See Charters and Corporations.

Correction, Houses of. See Gaols, &c.

Costs, Taxation of, on Private Bills:

Table of Fees payable on the, p. 124.

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Bills relative to, included in the 1st Class of Bills, 1.

Crematorium, Destructor, and Hospital for Infectious Diseases:

Notices to specify lands affected by works, 5.

Notice to be served on or before 15th December upon the owner and occupier of every dwelling-house within 300 yards, 15.

Limits of, to be defined by clause, 187. Crossings (Railway). See Level Crossings. Cross Sections. See Sections.

Crown, Church, or Corporation Property:

Bills respecting, included in the 1st Class of Bills, 1.

Notices to be served, in cases of Bills relating to corporation property, upon owners, &c., 17.

Deposit of printed copies of Bills at government departments, 33, 60, 84.

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Curves (Railways):

A Memorandum of the radius of every curve not exceeding one mile in length, to be noted on the plan of every railway in furlongs and chains, 42.

Custody of Private Bills:

In whose custody Bills are to be kept, 233.

Cuts, Cuttings, &c. :

Bills for making, maintaining, or varying, to be included in 2nd Class of Bills,1. Particulars, to be stated in the notices,


Notices to owners in cases affecting, 14. The depth of every cutting to be exhibited on the section, 47.

Extreme depth of every cutting exceeding five feet to be marked on the section of every railway, 53.

See also Canals, Cuts, &c.


Datum Horizontal Line:

To be the same throughout the whole length of the work, and to be referred to some fixed point (stated in writing on the section) near some portion of the work, or of the termini, 47.

In the case of railways, the distances on datum line to be marked in miles and furlongs, to correspond with those on the plan, and a vertical measure from the datum line to the line of railway to be marked at each change of gradient, &c., 50.


Applications to be made to owners, lessees, and occupiers on or before 15th December, 11.

Notices to frontagers in case of tramways, 13.

To owners, &c., of railways, tramways, and canals affected by proposed tramway. 13a.

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To owners when it is proposed to abstract water from streams, 14.

To owners, &c., in the cases of works for burial grounds, gas works, &c., 15. To owners, &c., in case of relinquishment of works, 16.

To owners, &c., in cases of alteration or repeal of provision on or before 21st December, 17.

To companies owning railways in case of application for compulsory running powers on or before 21st December, 18.

Deposits of Bills in the Private Bill Office on or before the 17th December, 32. Deposits

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