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Chapter and there are numerous cases in which amendments of
this character have been proposed, without objection, on Part I. the report.
Exemptions from the standing orders touching charges on Use of the people. -Unless a new and distinct charge be imposed charges.
upon the public revenue, the standing orders which regulate Financial financial procedure are not applicable. This principle legislation
applies to cases where it is proposed to authorize advances ds, P: on the security of public works, out of moneys already set 580 ; sce also charges apart for such purposes. For the same reason, it was held, not subject to royal re- 30th June, 1857, that a bill which repealed a section of the
14. Superannuation Act that created a superannuation fund by tion, pp. 598, 600. means of annual deductions from official salaries, did not Charges to leait come within the scope of these standing orders, because,
although the bill effected a diminution of public income, it
of salaries. The same exemption also applies to legislation
Customs Act Report, 15th, 16th, and 17th March, 1846, 101 C. J. 323. 335. 349.
? Railways (I.) Bill, 1847 (advance of 16,000,0002.), (Lord G. Bentinck);
Drainage (I.) Act, 5 & 6 Vict. c. 89;
Fund, or out of moneys provided by Parliament, nor was Chapter
XXII. any additional charge imposed upon the people. A ruling to this effect was, during the session of 1891, also made from the chair regarding the Russian Dutch Loan Bill. Nor do standing orders Nos. 66 and 71 apply to bills dealing
with local loans.
Local Loans Act, 1887 (50 & 51 Vict. c. 16, s. 6), the
1 41 Parl. Deb. 4 s. 1698, 42 ib. 1324. An amendment to the Finance Bill of 1905, whereby the National Debt Charge would bave been increased from twenty-eight million pounds to twenty-nine mil. lion pounds was allowed to be moved in accordance with the principle de. scribed in the text, because it was
proposed that the additional million
: 354 H. D. 3 s. 171.
Chapter Loans Bills are ordered in on motion, without a preliminary
- recommendation from the Crown. On the same principle, Part I. and in like manner, the Land Purchase (Ireland) Bill,
1888, was introduced on motion, because the financial
Other cases of procedure may be mentioned in which Other ex-
charges given to a guarantee based on the public, or Indiau revenues creat (see p. 562), is only applicable to a provision which creates guarantees. a direct, though prospective, charge upon the public revenue. The application of this principle has received the following illustrations from transactions with the Government of India.
The Government of India Act, 1858, s. 55, prescribes that Indian the revenues of India shall not be applied to expeditions guarantees.
1 330 H. D. 3 s. 1550.
? 147 ib. 1220. Similarly in 1903 in committee on the Ireland Develop ment Grant Bill, which had been brought in upon a resolution making the grant a charge upon the Consolidated Fund, amendments were introduced providing that the grant should be paid in each year out of money to be provided by Parliament.
3 175 ib. 83.
- Postage Bill, 1840; Parcel Post Bill, 1882, &c. See also resolution in case of Electric Telegraphs Bill, 123 C. J. 350.
5 117 C. J. 90.
6 Newborough Church Bill, 1 Will. IV. c. 59; Hainault Forest Bill, 1851; Pimlico Improvement Bill, 1852; Sunk Island Roads Bill, 1852; Whychwood Forest Bill, 1853.
? 126 Parl. Deb. 4 s. 235.
beyond the frontiers, without the consent of both houses Chapter
cation from the Commons.
e public money can be obtained, not only without a previous
signification of the royal recommendation, but against the
Afghan War, 134 C. J. 23; 111 L. J. 13; Egyptian and Burmese Expeditions, 137 O. J. 416; 141 ib. 57; Tibet Political Mission, 159 ib.
? 123 C. J. 15. 18. 26; 100 L. J. 14.
s 140 C. J. 89.
nesses, p. 426.
Chapter wish of the ministers of the Crown, by a motion, made in 1. accordance with the provisions of standing orders Nos. 69 S. O. 69,
71, AppenPart I. and 71, for the appointment of a committee of the whole dis 1. Charges not subsect house, upon a future day, to consider a resolution for an to the royal address to the Crown, asking for the issue of a sum of recome mendation, money for the purposes therein assigned, concluding with p. 598.
an assurance," that this house will make good the same; ” 1
held to apply to an address to the Crown to offer a reward See wit- for the apprehension of a witness who had absconded,' and
to an address for the issue of gun-metal to be cast into
advocating the restriction imposed by the standing orders upon pro- public er: posals for the expenditure of public money. Bills devising penditure.
a large scheme for public expenditure, accompanied by Bills pro- provisions for the application of the same, have been cedure, see p. 458. brought in upon motion, the money clauses being printed
in italics. In such cases, the principle of the bill is
1 83 C. J. 456; 95 ib. 474 (Church moved in the house in this form Extension); 96 ib. 57; 98 ib. 415 without a preliminary committee, (Danish Claims); 174 H. D. 3. s. 139 C. J. 72 &c. 1922; 29th April, 1864 (Mr. Bewicke's ? Sir R. Peel, 1850, 105 ib. 512; case). On 21st May, 1811, the Com. Viscount Palmerston, 1866, 121 ib. mons addressed the Prince Regent 100; Earl of Beaconsfield, 1881, 136 to pay Mr. Palmer's arrears of per. ib. 230; Mr. Gladstone, 1898, 153 ib. centage, amounting to 54,0001. The 224; Marquis of Salisbury, 159 ib. Lords took notice of this vote for 198. Addresses for monuments to payment of a debt, which they Lord Chatham in 1778, and Mr. Pitt had denied to be due. The Prince in 1806, were voted without a comRegent returned an answer declining mittee, being before the date of the to issue the money, being the first standing order. instance of the kind. A motion by 3 98 ib. 321 (Danish Claims), 16th Mr. Whitebread to censure ministers July, 1861, 164 H. D. 3 s. 997. for this answer was negatived, 66 St. Alban's case, 1851, 106 O. J. C. J. 357. 383; 20 H. D. 1 s. 343; 189. 2 Lord Colchester's Diary, 152, 332. 125 ib. 355. 362. The address to the Crown praying Lord Geo. Bentinck's Railways for some signal mark of royal favour (Ireland) Bill, 4th Feb. 1847; on behalf of a retiring Speaker is Electric Telegraphs Bill, 1st April,