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CERTIFICATE TO SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS UNDER THE

BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1883, Sec. 33.

Bankruptcy Rules, 1886, Form 169.

In the matter of the said A. B., of , a bankrupt, it is hereby certified by this Court to the Right Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons, that the said A. B., being a member of the Commons House of Parliament, was by an order made by this Court on the day of

188 , adjudged a bankrupt. And that although six months have expired since the date of the said order of adjudication, the said order of adjudication hath not been annulled, nor have the debts of the creditors who proved debts under the bankruptcy been fully paid or satisfied. Certified under the seal of the Court, this day of ,188 .

By the Court ,

Registrar.

VI.

CHANGES IN THE MODE OF TAKING DivisioNS IN THE HOUSE OF

Commoxs.

AFTER the Whitsuntide adjournment, 1906, the following changes in the method of taking divisions in the House of Commons were introduced experimentally. On a division being called the Speaker or the Chairinan, as the case may be, gives the order “clear the lobby” instead of the order that “strangers must withdraw” (see p. 356). The two-minute sand-glass is turned pursuant to standing order No. 28 and the tellers' doors in both lobbies are locked. As soon as the sand has run out the Speaker again puts the question, and the ages and noes respectively declare themselves. The Speaker directs the ayes to go into the right lobby and the noes into the left lobby, and appoints two tellers for each party (see p. 361). The tellers at once proceed to their doors, which are then unlocked, and the counting begins at once. At the expiration of six minutes from the time at which the sandglass was first turned, the Speaker or Chairman directs the doors leading from the house into the division lobbies to be locked and they remain locked until the announcement of the numbers from the chair (see p. 362).

Under this arrangement the doors of the house are not locked in accordance with the directions of standing order No. 29, but remain open throughout the division by the Speaker's permission. The house is not cleared (see p. 357), and accordingly it is no longer necessary for a member who has heard the question put the second time, but does not desire to vote, to leave the house (see pp. 357 and 358, n. 1).

Members who have voted in both lobbies in the same division havo been allowed on the following day to state as a matter of personal explanation (see p. 319) in which lobby they intended to vote, and the numbers of the division have been directed to be corrected accordingly.”

| 158 Parl. Deb. 4 s. 445. ? 159 ib. 59.

VII.

PROCEDURE ON LORDS' AMENDMENTS.

No. 267 of the Rules, Orders, &c., of the House of Commons, dated 4th June, 1891, is reproduced here as it affords such a clear and effective statement of the procedure of the house on Lords' amendments :

“When a bill is returned from the Lords with amendments, the amendments are read and agreed to, or agreed to with amendments, or disagreed to, or the further consideration thereof put off for three or six months, or the bill ordered to be laid aside.

"On the consideration of a bill returned by the Lords, with amendments, no amendment can be proposed to a Lords' amendment, save an amendment strictly relevant thereto; nor can an amendment be moved to the bill, unless the amendment be relevant to or consequent upon either the acceptance or the rejection of a Lords' amendment.

“When this house has disagreed to a Lords' amendment, the Lords may return the bill with further amendments thereto, consequent upon the rejection of their amendment, or with amendments proposed as alternative to the amendments disagreed to by this house.

“When the Lords return the bill with a message that they insist on an amendment to which this house has disagreed, this house may either agree, with or without amendment, to the amendment to which it had previously disagreed, and make, if necessary, a consequential amendment to the bill; or may postpone the consideration of the Lords' amendments for six months; or discharge the order thereon, and withdraw the bill; or order the Lords' amendments to be laid

aside."

INDEX.

Abandonment of Railway; standing | Acts of Parliament; amendment of, in

order (private bills), relative to, 795. same session, 308; read, in the house,
Abbot, Mr. Speaker; speech of, at the 270. 463; preservation and printing of,

bar of the Lords (1814), 208, n.; ruling 515; commencement of, ib.; public,
of, as to personal interest, 373; speaks repealed by private bills, 683; public

in committee of the whole house, 368. general Acts which render individual
Abercromby, Mr.; his complaint of private bills unnecessary, 689. See

words used by the lord chancellor, 82. I also Bills; Private Bills.
Abingdon, Lord; case of published Additional Provision (Private Bills);
speech, 100.

petitions for (Commons), 725. 817;
Abjuration, Oath of. See Oaths.

(Lords), 841; before examiners, 701.
Absence, Lerve of. See Leave of Absence. 725. 841; when considered in com-
Access to the Crown. See Crown, III. mittee of the whole house (Commons),
Account, Votes on. See Grants on Account. 726.
Accounts and Papers; protected from Addresses to the Crown; in answer

libel law by statute, 102; laid before to the royal speech, 175; proceedings
Parliament, 536; obtainable by order or thereon, ib.; amended and negatived
by address, ib. ; presented by command and new address ordered, 175, n. ; public
of the Crown or under Act, 510; motions business, during, 175; form of, 453;
for unopposed returns, 237; motions amendments moved to, 175; amend-
for papers to be presented immediately, ments thereto hostile to ministers, 176, n.
245. 511; power of committees to send Presentation of addresses by whole
for papers, 406; after answer to address, house, 61. 175. 452. 455; by lords
the parties are subject to an order, 537; with white staves, 175. 453; by privy
or further addresses moved, ib.; orders councillors, and members of the royal
for, discharged, ib. ; returns relating to household, 61. 175. 453; by members
the other house, 538; subjects of re specially nominated, 453; his Majesty's
turns, ib.; restriction on power of pleasure inquired when he will be
moving for, ib. ; returns not made, 539; attended, 176.
effect of a prorogation, ib.

Addresses in answer to written mes-
The presentation of paper3, 510; sages from the Crowil, 451; to verbal
debate on, ib.; presentation of papers by messages, ib.; joint a ldresses, 452;
command of the Crown during recess, separate, 453; form of address, 453;
541; dummies, 541; resolution regard mode of presenting, 455; members do
ing, 512; ordered to be printed, 542; not uncover when answer to address is
committee (Commons) thereon, 542, n.; reported, 446.
distribution of printed papers by Lords, Subjects of addresses, 453; for prose-
542; by the Commons, ib.; delivered cutions, 76; for proclamations against
to members by Vote Office, ib.; trans absconding witnesses, 426. 571; for
mitted by post, ib. ; publication and accounts and papers, 536; addresses
distribution, 543; unprinted papers, for public money, 570; joint addresses
543; orders and regulations laid before for commissions of inquiry into corrupt
Parliament, 543; disapproval of, by practices, 661; not to relate to pending
address, 514; cases in which proceed- | bill, 454; answers to, 455; may inter-
ings thereon exempted from interruption rupt debate, 269.
under standing order 1, 217, n.; Act Orders for, discharged, 300. 537;
for publication of papers, 102.

or superseded by a resolution, 301;

Addresses to the Crown-continued. | Adjournment of the House -con-

disapproval of statutory orders and tinued.
regulations by an address, 544.

Adjournment of committees (select),
Adelaide, Queen; forms on royal assent 412; (on private bills), 828. See also
to bill providing for, 514, n.

Debate, Adjournment of ; Private Bills;
Adjourned Business; precedence of, Quorum of the House.
in Lords, 210.

Admiralty; arrest of member by warrant
Adjournment of Debate; rules, and of board of, 117; communication to

form of motion, 281. 295; moved to house, 118; no reply by house, 452;
obtain precedence in debate, 313; secretaryship to, does not vacate seat,
restrictions on power of moving, 316; 646 ; amendments (private bills), sug-
when motion lapses, 282; mover must gested by, 754; before private bill com-
rise and speak, 322; may not be mittees, 815-6; provisional orders, 875.
moved by a member who has spoken, 882. See also Government Depart-
ib.; when moved, he may speak again, ments,
ib.; speech in moving cannot be reserved, I Admiralty Court; judge of, disqualified
322; no adjournment of debate in com to sit in Parliament, 30 n.
mittee of whole house, 389; nor of a | Admission of Strangers; Lords, 205 ;
vote in committee of supply, 614; Commons, ib.
motions analogous thereto in committees, Admonition; by Speaker, distinction
390; adjournment of debate on going between, and reprimand, 94.
into committee of supply, 610.

Advertisement; notices by (private
Adjournment of the House; in sole bills), 694; (provisional orders), 864.

power of each house, 46 ; interference Affidavits; as to compliance with stand-
of Crown regarding adjournment, ib. ; | ing orders (private bills), 699. 792.
long adjournments, ib., 596 ; imprison Affirmations; in lieu of oath, 160;
ment by the Commons not concluded permitted to Quakers, &c., 163; Mr.
by, 95, n. ; by the Speaker in case of Bradlaugh's case, 165, et seq. See also
grave disorder, 194; sittings suspended, Oaths.
228. 389, n.; no house, 230; adjourn Agents (Private Bills). See Parlia-
ments as a mark of respect, 186; on mentary Agents.
royal marriages, 186, n.; on royal Agreements; in private bills, 792. 850.
funerals, 187 ; motions for adjournment Agriculture. See Board of Agriculture;
of the house to supersede questions, Chamber of Agriculture.
281; restrictions put on use of these Albert, Prince; excepted from the
motions for purposes of obstruction, 316. | operation of 1 Geo. I., stat. 2, c. 4, 28.
342; debate to be relevant, 317; Aliens; incapable of voting, 27; not
matters discussion of which may not be eligible as members, 28; eligible by
anticipated in debate on, 317; effect of naturalization, 28; naturalization acts,
adjournment of house on giving notices 860-1.
of motions, 238; when motion lapses, | Alkali Works; provisional orders, 872.
216. 282 ; no amendment to, except as 886.
to time, 295; reply not allowed, save Allotments (Provisional Orders);
to mover of a substantive motion for England and Wales, 889; Scotland, ib.
adjournment, 321 ; motions in com 885; powers, as to costs, of committee
mittee for the purpose of adjournment, on confirming bill, 821. 886. 890.
492; extended adjournments after pass Allotted Days; for business of supply,
ing of Appropriation Act, 596.

number of, 605; arrangements for
Adjournment pursuant to standing business on, 259. 606; dilatory motions
orders, 226; on Fridays, 227; on | not permitted on last two, 607; mode of
Saturdays, ib.; after exempted business, concluding business of supply upon, 606.
226; beyond next sitting day, 227; Alterations in Private Bills; petitions
notice not required, 256, n.; from Friday against, 758. 761. 807.
to Monday, 183. 212; debate thereon, Alternative Clauses; before private
317; adjournment on question, Lords, b:ll committees, 815.
209; Commons, 227 ; through absence | Alternative Schemes; in the case of a
of quorum, 228.

private bill, 811.
Motion for adjournment under stand Amalgamation Bills; railway bills,
ing order No. 10, 252; rules regarding

796. 852; locus standi against, 772.
the motion, 253, 278; not permitted on | Ambassadors, &c.; acceptance of oince
last two days allotted to supply, 607. I of, does not vacate seat, 649.

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