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Standing Orders,

compliance with which is to be proved before Examiners.

Provided always, that if by the terms of such special resolution or consent the Bill as introduced or proposed to be introduced into the House of Lords shall have been approved or consented to, subject to such additions, alterations, and variations as Parliament may think fit to make therein, then it shall not be necessary for the purposes of this Order to obtain any further approval or consent in respect of any provisions inserted in the Bill in the House of Lords: Provided nevertheless that it shall be competent for the Committee on the Bill, if they think fit, having regard to the nature and effect of such provisions, to require any further evidence of the approval or consent to such provisions on the part of the shareholders or members of the Company, Society, Association, or Co-partnership.

The names of the proprietors or members present in person at the meeting shall be recorded by the Company, Society, Association, or Co-partnership. For this purpose the meeting, and any other consecutive meetings, whether general or special, and whether preceding or following it, shall be deemed to be the same meeting.

A poll may be demanded by any one proprietor or member present in person at the meeting, notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in any instrument constituting or regulating the Company, Society, Association, or Co-partnership.

If a poll is taken, there shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office a statement of the number of votes.

So far as any such Bill relates to a separate class of proprietors or members of any Company, Society, Association, or Co-partnership as distinct from the proprietors or members generally, such Bill shall be approved or assented to by the proprietors or members generally, and also by the separate class of proprietors or members ; and the provisions of this Order applicable to the proprietors or members generally shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to the separate class of proprietors or members.

Consent of Pro 66. When any Bill originating in this House either as introduced prietors of any Company to sum

into Parliament, or as amended, or proposed to be amended, on petition authorized to be for additional provision, contains a provision authorizing any Company raised in aid of incorporated by Act of Parliament, or any class of holders of share or undertaking of another Company. loan capital in any such Company, 'to subscribe or to alter the terms or

conditions of any subscription towards, or to guarantee or to raise any money in aid of the undertaking of another Company (which Bill is not brought in by the Company so authorized, or of which such Company is not a joint promoter), proof shall be required before the Examiner within five weeks of the date on which the Petition for the same was indorsed by the Examiner, if such provision is contained in the Bill as introduced into Parliament, that the Company or the class of holders of share or loan capital so authorized has consented to such subscription, alteration, guarantee, or raising of money, at a meeting of the proprietors of the Company, or of any such class of holders of share or loan capital, as the case may be, held specially for that purpose, in the same manner and subject to the same provisions as the meeting directed to be held under Standing Order 64; and in case such provision is contained in the Bill as introduced into Parliament, that the Notices for the Bill state the specific sum, if any, proposed to be subscribed, or guaranteed or raised, or the alteration of the ternis or conditions of the subscription, as the case may be, or in case such provision shall be proposed to be inserted in the Bill, on a petition for additional provision that notices stating the specific sum,

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any, proposed to be subscribed, or guaranteed or raised, or the alteration of the terms or conditions of the subscription, as the case may be, and stating that the consent of the Company, or of such class of holders of share or loan capital, has been given as aforesaid, have been published once in the London, Edinburgh, or Dublin Gazette, as the case may be, and in the County Newspapers in whi

in which the Notices for the Bill were published, for two successive weeks during the six weeks immediately preceding the presentation

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of such petition for additional provision ; in any case in which such consent Standing Orders has been given, it shall not be necessary to submit the Bill

, in respect of with which is to be such provision as aforesaid, to the approval of a meeting to be held in proved before accordance with Standing Order 64.

Examiners.

67. WHEN in any Railway Bill originating in this House a Provision Provision as to is contained by which the payment of any Moneys is directly or contingently Railway Bills charged upon the poor rate, or any other Local Rate in Ireland, by means on Local Rate in of a guarantee or otherwise, such Bill shall, within five weeks of the date on Ireland. which the Petition for the same was indorsed by the Examiner, be referred again to the Examiners, who shall report as to compliance or non-compliance with the following Order :

A Copy of the Bill, as deposited in the Private Bill Office, shall be submitted to the County Council or other Authority empowered to make such Rate, and according as the payment of any Moneys is by the said Bill proposed to be charged upon a County, or upon one or more urban or rural districts, such Bill shall also be submitted to the County Council for such county, or to the District Council for such district, as the case

may be.

Notice of the intention to submit a copy of such Bill to such County or District Council shall be given Ten days previously to submitting the same to the Secretary or Clerk of such Council, and shall be advertised once in each of two consecutive weeks in some one and the same Morning Newspaper published in Dublin, and in some one and the same Newspaper published or circulating in the County or District upon which it is proposed by the Bill to impose any Local Rate or Charge.

A Copy of such Bill shall be so submitted not earlier than Six months before the time fixed for the deposit of such Bill, and not earlier than the Seventh day after the last insertion of such Advertisement ; and shall be approved by a majority of the members of the Council then present and voting thereon, and the Resolution of every Council approving the same shall be deposited at the Private Bill Office, together with a Statement under the hand of the Chairman presiding when such Resolution was passed, of the number of the Members then present and voting.

68. When in any Bill brought from the House of Lords for the purpose Proof of Consent of establishing a Company for carrying on any Work or Undertaking any who are named in person is specified as Manager, Director, Proprietor, or otherwise concerned in carrying such Bill into effect, proof shall be required before the Examiner that such person has subscribed his name to the Petition for the Bill, or to a printed Copy of the Bill, as brought up to this House.

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