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Generally ; object of, 289; effect of, of adjournment 295; amendments
on debate, ib. ; when notice of, is seconded in the Commons, 299; except
required, ib.; who may move amend in committee, 383.
ments, 299; order in moving amend Amendments on going into committee,
ments to motions, 290; to motions 383; of supply, 609 ; amendments in
relating to public business, 268; on committee, 381. 630; of supply, 616; to
going into committee of supply, 609 ; instructions, 480 ; to resolutions on
in committee, 616; amendments must report, 391. 627.
be relevant, 293; to be intelligible, 299; No reserved speech on moving an
if not seconded in Commons, dror, ib.; amendment, 322; withdrawal of amend-
former examples of irrelevancy, 293, n.; ments, 296 ; members speak again after
subjects not to be dealt with by amend. an amendment is moved, 322; vote
ments, 293; inadmissible forms of amend against amendment and motion, 291;
ment, ib.; amendments to address in member not voting on an amendment
answer to the King's Speech, 175. 176, n. may vote on main question, 358; amend-
In regard to public bills; to question ments moved by an interested member,
for leave to bring in bill, 462; no 378.
amendment to question for first reading America, House of Representatives
or printing a bill, 466; amendments to of; restriction on divisions, 370, n.
question for second reading of bills, Ancient Baronies; precedence to
471; amendments to bills in committee, holders of, in House of Lords, 177.
484; to bills on consideration, 495 ; Anne, Queen; attended on first day of
verbal on third reading, 501; restric new Parliament, 150, n.; attended
tions to amendments on stages of bills, Lords' debates, 445 and n.; refused
294; consideration of Lords amend. the royal assent to a bill, 513.
ments, 505, App. VII.; to question for Anticipation; of matter appointed for
Speaker's leaving chair, 383; notices consideration by motion, out of order,
of amendments in standing committees, 278; of motion for leave to bring in a
396. See also Bills.
bill by motion on same subject, 279 ; in
To private bills; (Commons), amend debate, 315; of matters appointed for
ments inserted in “filled-up” bill before consideration and notices of motions in
sitting of committee, 753, et seg.; amend debate on motion for adjournment for
ments made by committee, 816. 820 ; holidays, 317 ; or on motion for adjourn-
not to be excessive, 755. 816. 830; on ment under standing order 10, 254.
consideration of bill as amended, and | Apology; when required of members,
third reading, 833-5; consideration of 331. 335.
amendments, if opposed, postponed, 730; Appearances (Private or Pro-
notices of, 833. 836. 713; Lords' amend visional Order Bills); on memorials,
ments to Commons' bills considered, 699. 710; on bills, 710, 806. 823; on
836; amendments in committee, (in petitions against, 710. 787. 807, 823.
Lords), 855. 862; on report or third 893.
reading (Lords), 855.
Appellate Jurisdiction of the Lords,
To provisional order bills ; 894; and 50; appeal cases after prorogation or
bills under the Private Legislation, &c. dissolution, 51.
(Scotland) Act, 908.
Applications to Owners, Lessees,
To Questions ; amendment must be and Occupiers (Private Bills), 694.
withdrawn or negatived before leave Appropriation Bill; founded on re-
given to withdraw motion, 280; amend solutions of committee of ways and
ments to evade or alter question, 284; means, 591; procedure on, 593 ; debate
mode of moving, 290 ; objects and on, 594; amendments to, ib.; form of
principle of amendments, 289; modes receiving royal assent, 596; completes
of amendment, ib.; question and amend the financial year, 593; anticipated by
ment, both objected to, 291; mode of Consolidated Fund bills, 557; ratifies
proposing several amendments, 293; ar application of army and navy surpluses,
rangement in taking amendments, 295 ; 594; appropriation of grants before a
exceptional treatment of amendments to prorogation or dissolution, 551 ; enforce-
business of the house motions, 296 ; ment of appropriation, 597; adjourn-
amendments to proposed amendments, ments, after passing of, 596, n.; not
ib.; amendments and the previous passed through more than one stage at
question, 283; amendment of question a sitting, 596, n.
Attorney-General, the; of the Con-
silium Regis, 198; directed to prosecute
in cases of offences against the house,
76; in Stockdale v. Hansard, 141;
manages evidence at the bar, 477; re-
port from, on bills affecting Charities,
Attorney-General v. Bradlaugh; case
of, referred to, 167.
Atwyll's case ; referred to, 104.
“Aylesbury Men,” the; case of, re-
ferred to, 53. 134. 140.
Archbishops. See Bishops.
Archdale, John, a Quaker, case of, 163.
Army and Navy Departments; esti-
mates, 546; increase of, 547; surpluses,
use of, 548; sanctioned by Appropria-
tion Act, 549. 594; use of first grants
to, 549; grants on account for, 550;
army and navy excess grants, 554 ;
army reserve, royal messages regarding,
556; debate on grants for, 619.
Army Annual Bill; procedure on, 602;
debate on stages, 603.
Army Reserve; Parliament to be in-
formed, or summoned to meet, on calling
out of, 45; messages relative to, 556.
Arrest, freedom from; antiquity and
extent of privilege, 103; and from dis-
tress of goods, 104; early precedents
(Commons), 104; (Lords), 106; statutes
defining the privilege, 107; mode of
enforcement of the privilege, 109; ser-
vants' privilege discontinued, 108 ;
duration of the privilege, 109; persons
in arrest elected members, 111; or be-
coming peers, 112; privilege of not
being impleaded, ib. ; suits stayed by
letter, ib.; present state of the privi.
Privilege from summons as witness or
juror, 114; no privilege against criminal
commitments, 115 ; causes of commit-
ment communicated, 117; extent of
privilege in cases of bankruptcy, or
commitment for contempt, 118. 119;
privileges of witnesses and others con-
nected with service of Parliament, 124.
Arrest; by authority of Parliament with-
out warrant, 71.
Ash Wednesday, Ascension Day, &c.;
adjournment over, (Lords), 209; sitting
of committees thereon, 188. 413.
Ashby and White, case of, referred to,
Associations ; locus standi of, 767.
Attachment. See Commitment; Con-
tempt of Court.
Attainder, Acts of; disqualify from a
seat in Parliament, 34; procedure on,
51. 669. 670; petition from person
Attainder Bills; for reversing attainders,
Attendance of Members; duty of, on
service of Parliament, 178; attendance
of the Lords, 179; of Commons, 180;
on committees, 182; on committees on
private bill (Commons), 756. 829;
Attendance of Persons; power to order,
64; in custody, 70; before private bili
Bail; persons committed by Parliament
not admitted to, 69; persons impeached
bailed, 665; members not admissible
Ballot; for notices of motions, 240; for
unofficial members' bills and notices of
motions at commencement of session,
241 ; select committees appointed by,
Bankruptcy; of members, 32. 118; of
peers, 33; privilege of Parliament not
applicable to, 34. 114. 118; issue of
new writs in case of, during recess,
Bar of the House; (Lords), prisoners,
kneeling at, 95; witnesses sworn, and
examined at, 424; ordered to attend at,
425; counsel and witnesses at, 861;
not witnesses (select committees), 429;
papers delivered at, 541; attendance
of Commons at, on the opening, &c.,
of Parliament, 150. 172 ; on an im-
peachment, 664; attendance of Speaker
at, 156. 208; strangers admitted below,
205; peers tried at, 668; (Commons),
reprimand at bar, 93; kneeling at, 95 ;
members not sworn, sit below, 169;
suspended members not to be heard at,
342; a member heard at the bar, 164;
witnesses examined at, 424; and coun-
sel, 477 ; members appearing at, to
present bills, 466; or papers, 541;
petitions presented at, 529.
Barnardiston v. Soame; case of, re-
ferred to, 134.
Barons; origin of the title, 9.
Benyon v. Evelyn; case of, referred to,
Bill of Rights; declaratory of ancient
law of England, 4; that no Roman
Catholic shall possess the Crown, 5;
that dispensing with laws, &c., is illegal,
4, n.; confirms freedom of speech in
Parliament, 99; and right of petition,
522, n.; condemns prosecutions for
matters cognizable only in Parliament,
139; Parliament prorogued to admit of
its renewal, 44.
Generally.—Bill read pro formå be-
fore consideration of King's speech, 170;
forms in passing bills not binding, 516.
Application of rule that same ques-
tion be not twice offered to bills, 305;
Lords' Journal inspected, and new bills
ordered, 307. 837; bills laid aside, ib.;
Lords search Commons' votes, 308;
prorogation to renew bills, ib.; Acts
amended in session in which they are
passed, ib.; proposals for suspending or
resuming bills, ib. ; duration of tem-
porary laws to be expressed in bill,
503; provision relating to continuance
Royal recommendation to bills creat-
ing charges upon the people, procedure
on, 447.558. 560; royal consent to bills,
448; withheld, 449, addresses not to
be presented, relating to a bill, 454.
Ancient and modern systems of enact-
ing laws, 458; similarity of practice in
both houses, 459.
Where bills originate, 459. In the
Commons: bills involving a charge
upon the people, 459. 574. In the
Lords : restitution bills, 460. 862; act
of grace or general pardon, 461.
Bills of unofficial members placed
among Government orders, 259; public
and private bills, 461; procedure on
hybrid bills, 468; order of bills after
Whitsuntide, 260; precedence to
Government bills at commencement of
Motions for ensuring completion of
stages of, 312; debate on, 296. 315;
amendments to, 296.
Public Bills, Introduction of.- Public
bills presented in the Lords, 461; in the
Commons, presented or ordered on
motion for leave, ib.; at commence-
ment of business, 257; unprinted read,
468; members ordered to bring in bills,
462; limit to number of names on back
of bill, ib., 1.; instructions to such
members, ib.; other members appointed,
ib.; amendments to title on motion to
bring in bill, ib. ; bill ordered by way of
Preliminaries to introduction of bills,
463; bills ordered upon resolution, ib. ;
of both houses, ib. ; on committee reso-
lutions, 464; a second bill brought in
upon the same resolution, ib.; pro-
visions in bills not to be considered by
a concurrent committee, 465; bills
originating in committee relating to
religion and trade, and capital punish-
ments, 464, n.
Bills founded on ways and means
resolutions, 629; on other resolutions,
463; creating a public charge, 560;
recommending public expenditure, 571;
for reduction of charges, 572; Lords'
bills infringing Commons' privileges,
574; ditto Lords' amendments, 575;
Lords' bills touching charges, 577;
Lords' bills exempt from privilege,
579; money clauses printed in italics,
Preparation of Bills.-Rules thereon
465 ; title of, ib.; objections to form,
prior to second reading, ib.; blanks or
italics, ib.; presented, ib. ; first reading
and printing, ib., 466; no amendment or
debate on such questions, ib.; question
for first reading negatived, 467 ; first
reading of bills from the Lords, 466;
how bills are read, 467.260 ; explanatory
memorandum of a bill, 467; bill with-
drawn, and other bills presented, 470;
no alteration after first reading, 468 ;
bills relating to the same subject, 468.
Second Reading, 467; read, though
bill unprinted, 468; in the Lords, 470;
debate on, 471; amendments to ques-
tion for, 471; in the form of resolutions,
472; previous question moved on stages
of bills, 475; bills dropped, ib.; rejected,
ib. ; proceedings on, rescinded, ib.;
counsel heard, 476.
Committees on Bills.- In the Lords,
477; in the Commons, Speaker leaves
chair forthwith, 477 ; committee stage
passed over, Lords, 478; Commons, ib.;
instructions, 478; division or consolida-
tion of bills, 480; notice of instructions,
482 ; instructions when moved, 483;
debate thereon, 483; reference of bills
to one committee, 483, n.; notice of
amendments in committee before bill
read a second time not permitted,
Proceedings in committee, 483; pro-
ceedings on title and preamble, ib.;
amendments, how offered, 484 ; admis-
sible amendments, 485; no amendments
to enacting words, ib.; inadmissible
amendments, 485; proceedings on
clauses, 488; clauses postponed, ib.;
consolidation or division of bills, 489;
new clauses, 489; blanks, 489;
schedules, 490; procedure on preamble
and title, ib.; power of committees
over bills, 491. 396; bills committed pro
formâ, 492; no reference to committee
proceedings until report, 492; no report,
493; committee revived, ib. ; report
Bills, Public - continued.
Proceedings on report, 494; bill re number, 7; their dissent to the Act of
printed on report, or during committee, Uniformity, 13; in Parliament an estate
494, bills, on report, considered without of the realm, 5; title to their seats, 6;
question put, ib., what amendments ad bishops not having a seat in the Lords,
missible, 495; new clauses, ib.; amend 7, n.; may resign, 7; bishops of Church
ment to bills, 496 ; amendment of title, of Ireland, withdrawn by statute, 6, n.;
497; consideration of money clauses, their places in the house, 14. 177 ; read
prayers, 152; introduction of, 153;
Bills recommitted, ib.; on third read not appointed triers of petitions, 523, n;
ing, 498. 501 ; committed to select com anciently voted subsidies for themselves,
mittees, 499; to select committees on 21. 586; vote of bills of attainder, 6699.
public matters, ib, ; to committees nomi Black Rod. See Usher of.
nated by committee of selection, 394 ; Blanks ; in joint addresses, 452; in bills,
to standing committees, 393; consider 465. 489. 560; in private bills, 723.
ation of bills committed to standing Board of Agriculture; provisional
committees, 398 ; bills referred as docu orders issued by, 878, et seg. See also
ments to select committees, 401, n.
Third Reading and Passing. Board of Trade; Office of parliamentary
Ingrossment rolls, 510; third reading, secretary to, 646.
501 ; amendments to questions for, ib. ; Provisional orders issued by, 873, et
amendments to bill on third reading seq.
(Lords), ib.; verbal amendments to Private bills, supervised by, 754. 793.
bill only, (Commons), ib.; bill passed, 796. 851. 855; reports by, 791. 793.
502 ; nem. con., ib.; title of bill, ib.; no 794. 795. 803; appearance of, before
alteration of bill, save by amendment, private bill committees, 815-7, n.;
503; bills passed with unusual expedi deposit with, of private bills, 695. 755.
833. See also Government Depart-
Communication of Bills between both ments.
Ilouses, 436. 503; sent by mistake, 504; | Books, Newspapers, &c.; not to be
brought from Commons to Lords, 503 ; read in the house, 325, 344.
standing order relative to, ib.; from Books of Reference. See Plans, &c.
Lords to Commons, ib.; consideration Bounties, 601.
of Lords' amendments, 505; Lords' Bradlaugh, Mr.; his expulsion and re.
amendments relating to charges upon election, 55; his action against Mr.
the people, 508. 574; agreed to by Erskine for assault in removing him from
Commons, 576; conferences, 437 ; the lobby, 144 ; his claim to make an
amendments disagreed to, 508; reasons aflirmation, 164; not permitted to affirm
offered, ib., when no reasons are offered, or to take oath, ib.; took aftirmation
under standing order, 165; right denied
indorsement of bills, 509; Lords by legal decision, ib.; administers to
have custody of bills, except money himself the oath, 166; the oath decided
bills, prior to royal assent, 504, 510; to be illegal, 167; takes the oath, 1886,
informalities in the agreement of both Speaker's ruling thereon, ib.; resolution
houses, 517; imperfect indorsement, regarding expunged, 203.
Bradlaugh v. Gosset; case of, referred
Royal Assent, 510; to appropriation to, 137. 145.
bill, 513; by commission, 517; form of, Brand, Mr. Speaker; debate stopped
512; royal assent refused, 513; assent by, 286, n.
by sovereign in person, 54, 510; given, Breach of the Peace; privilege does
in sovereign's absence from the realm not extend to, 115.
515; informalities in, 520; ingrossment Breach of Privilege. See Privileges of
rolls, or vellum prints, 500; commence Parliament.
ment of Act, 515. See also Appropria. Breaking open Doors; powers of
tion Bills; Blanks ; Hybrid Bills; Serjeant as to, 67.
Informalities in Bills ; Instructions ; Brereton, Mr.; case of, 119.
Private Bills ; Provisional Order Bils; Breviates (Public Bills), 467.
Royal Assent; Titles.
Bribery. See Elections, Controverted.
Bishops; archbishops and bishops ap Bribes; resolution declaring offer of, to
pointed by the Crown, 5; their position members, a breach of privilege, 83 ;
as lords spiritual, ib. 6. 14. 669; their acceptance of, by members, punished,
84; offer to influence a committee
punished as a breach of privilege, 421.
Bridges (Railway); provision as to, of
standing orders (private bills), 794.
Brine-pumping; provisional orders,
British Museum; questions to trustee
members, 249; grant for, moved by,
Budget, the Annual; described, 555.
Burdett, Sir Francis ; his case referred
to 67. 70. 78. 136; power of Serjeant-
at-arms to break into dwelling-house,
Burgesses (Parliamentary). See Citizens,
Burgh Police (Scotland) Act; pro-
visional orders under, 884; procedure
on confirming bills, 883-4. 905, n.!
Burial Grounds ; standing orders (pri-
vate bills) relating to (Commons), 802;
Burke, Mr.; on relevancy in debate,
314, n.; on resistance to punishment of
the printers, 310, n.
Burton, Mr. Christie ; case of, 109, 111.
Business of the House; order of, 233;
formal motions for transaction of, 245;
motions at commencement of, 256;
inotions relating to, 265; ordinary
course of, 257; amendments to motions,
business of the house, 268; debate on,
296 ; motions for prescribing methods
for concluding the stages of a bill, 342;
debate thereon, 315; amendments to,
296. See also Government Sittings ;
Interruption of Business : Private
Cemeteries. See Burial Grounds.
Certificates; of return of member, 169.
171; cases of non-production thereof,
170; special certificate regarding a re-
turn, 639; certificates, new writs, 636;
form of, Appendix V.
Certificates (reports) from Examiners,
704. 840; certificates of consents, of
parties interested in private bills, 792;
of delivery of amended private bill
(Commons), 830; of examination of
Commons' Bill after third reading, 835;
of deposit at board of trade of amended
local bill (Lords), 855, n.; of taxation
of costs (private bills), 915. See also
Railways (Provisional Orders or Cer-
Certiorari; writ of, on indictment against
Chairman of Committees of the
whole House :
Lords.--Appointment of, 380; ab-
sence of, ib., 850.
Duties of, on Private Bills, 688; his
general supervision of all private bills,
ib., 705-7. 754. 849. 850; duties in
dividing bills between houses before
introduction, 705. 708-9; bills laid
before him and examined before in-
troduction), 706; (as submitted to a
committee), 706, 754; Jat other stages),
706; chairman of Lords' standing orders
committee, 841 ; and committee of
selection, 846 ; duties in the Lords on
local bills, 380. 819, 850, 851-5; and
personal bills, 380. 856-7. 861 ; and
provisional order bills, 892; duties, in
conjunction with the chairman of ways
and means, under the Private Legisla-
tion Procedure (Scotland) Act, 896. 898,
et seg. See also Chairman of Ways
and Means, and Private Business ;
Commons.-Generally the chairman
of the committee of ways and means,
381 ; election of, 603; his duties, 604;
deputy Speaker, 196; takes the chair
on Speaker's request, 197 ; his casting
voice in committee, 364. 382; his
authority, 385; no appeal from his
decision to the Speaker, ib.; debate on
conduct of, 278; powers of, to repress
irrelevance, 386; disorder, ib.; and
divisions in abuse of rules, ib.; reports
cases of disorder, ib.; leaves the chair if
quorum not present, 231; motions to
report progress, or to leave the chair,
389; leaves the chair without question
put, 391; on interruption of business,
214; reports resolutions or other pro-
ceedings, 391; retirement of chairman,
Call of the House; (Lords), 180; (Com-
Cambrian Railway Company; pro-
tection to witnesses, 128.
Canada, Lower; the constitution of,
suspended in 1838..37.
Canals; provisional orders, 876–7. See
also Railway and Canal Bills.
Candidates ; petitioning, eligible to Par-
Candles ; motion for bringing in, 270, n.
Capital Punishment; introduction of
bills relating to, 464, n.
Caroline, Queen; presence of Lords en-
forced on proceedings relating to, 180;
members pleading before Lords on the
bill against, 85.
Casting Voice. See Speaker; Chairman
of Committees; Standing Committees ;
Select do.; Joint «lo.; Chairmen of
Private Bill Committees.