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Certificate To Speaker Of The House Of Commons Under The Bankruptcy Act, 1883, Sec. 33.

Bankruptcy Bules, 1886, Form 169.

In the matter of the said A. B., of , a bankrupt, it is

hereby certified by this Court to tho 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 Hocse Of Commons.

After the Whitsuntide adjournment, 1905, 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 Chairman, as the case may be, gives the order "clear the lobby" instead of the orJer 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 ayes 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 tho 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 houso are not locked in accordance with the directions of standing order No. 29, but romain open throughout the division by the Speaker's permission.1 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 doe3 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.'

1 158 Pari. Deb. 4 s. 445.

2 159 ib. 53.

VIL

Procedure On Lords' Amendments.

No. 267 of the Rules, Orders, &c, of tho 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 sis 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 tho LorJs' amendments for six months; or discharge the order thereon, and withdraw the bill; or order the Lords' amendment 3 to bo laid aside."

INDEX.

Abandonment of Railway; standing
order (private bills), relative to, 795.

Abbot, Mr. Speaker; speech of, at the
bar of the Lords (1814), 208, n.; ruling
of, as to personal interest, 373; speaks
in committee of the whole house, 368.

Abercromby, Mr.; his complaint of
words used by the lord chancellor, 82.

Abingdon, Lord; case of published
speech, 100.

Abjuration, Oath of. See Oaths.

Absence, Leioe of. See Leave of Absence.

Access to the Crown. See Crown, III.

Account, Votes on. See Grants on Account.

Accounts and Papers; protected from

. libel law by statute, 102; laid before
Parliament, 536; obtainable by order or
by address, ib.; presented by command
of the Crown or under Act, 540; motions
for unopposed returns, 237; motions
for papers to be presented immediately,
245. 541 ; power of committees to send
for papers, 406; after answer to address,
the parties are subject to an order, 537;
or further addresses moved, ib.; orders
for, discharged, ib.; returns relating to
tho other house, 538; subjects of re-
turns, ib.; restriction on power of
moving for, ib.; returns not made, 539;
effect of a prorogation, ib.

The presentation of papers, 540;
debate on, ib.; presentation of papers by
command of the Crown during recess,
541; dummies, 541; resolution regard-
ing, 542; ordered to be printed, 542;
committee (Commons) thereon, 542, n.;
distribution of printed papers by Lords,
542; by the Commons, ib.; delivered
to members by Vote Office, ib.; trans-
mitted by post, ib.; publication and
distribution, 543; unprinted papers,
543; orders and regulations laid before
Parliament, 543; disapproval of, by
address, 544; cases in which proceed-
ings thereon exempted from interruption
nnder standing order 1, 217, n.; Act
for publication of papers, 102.

Acts of Parliament; amendment of, in
same session, 308; read, in the house,
270. 463; preservation and printing of,
515; commencement of, ib.; public,
repealed by private bills, 683; public
general Acts which render individual
private bills unnecessary, 689. See
also Bills; Private Bills.

Additional Provision (Private Bills);
petitions for (Commons), 725. 817;
(Lords>, 841; before examiners, 701.
725. 841; when considered in com-
mittee of the whole house (Commons),
726.

Addresses to the Crown; in answer
to the royal speech, 175; proceedings
thereon, ib.; amended and negatived
and new address ordered, 175, n.; public
business, during, 175; form of, 453;
amendments moved to, 175; amend-
ments thereto hostile to ministers, 176, n.

Presentation of addresses by whole
house, 61. 175. 452. 455; by lords
with white staves, 175. 453; by privy
councillor?, and members of the royal
household, 61. 175. 453; by members
specially nominated, 453; his Majesty's
pleasure inquired when he will be
attended, 176.

Addresses in answer to written mes-
sages from the Crown, 451; to verbal
messages, ib.; joint a ldresses, 452;
separate, 453; form of address, 453;
mode of presenting, 455; members do
not uncover when answer to address is
reported, 446.

Subjects of addresses, 453; for prose-
cutions, 76; for proclamations against
absconding witnesses, 426. 571; for
accounts and papers, 536; addresses
for public money, 570; joint addresses
for commissions of inquiry into corrupt
practices, 661; not to relate to pending
bill, 454; answers to, 455; may inter-
rupt debate, 269.

Orders for, discharged, 300. 537-
or superseded by a resolution, 301

Addresses to the Crown—continued.
disapproval of statutory orders and
regulations by an address, 544.

Adelaide, Queen; forms on royal assent
to bill providing for, 514, n.

Adjourned Business; precedence of,
in Lords, 210.

Adjournment of Debate; rules, and
form of motion, 281. 295; moved to
obtain precedence in debate, 313;
restrictions on power of moving, 316;
when motion lapses, 282; mover must
rise and speak, 322; may not be
moved by a member who has spoken,
ib.; when moved, he may speak again,
ib.; speech in moving caunot be reserved,
322; no adjournment of debate in com-
mittee of whole house, 389; nor of a
vote iu committee of supply, 614;
motionsanalogous thereto in committees,
390; adjournment of debate on going
into committee of supply, 610.

Adjournment of the House; in sole
power of each house, 46; interference
of Crown regarding adjournment, ib.;
long adjournments, ib., 596; imprison-
ment by the Commons not concluded
by, 95, n.; by the Speaker in case of
grave disorder, 194; sittings suspended,
228. 389, n.; no house, 230; ad journ-
ments as a mark of respect, 186; on
royal marriages, 186, n.; on royal
funerals, 187; motions for adjournment
of the house to supersede questions,
281; restrictions put on use of these
motions for purposes of obstruction, 316.
342; debate to be relevant, 317;
matters discussion of which may not be
anticipated in debate on, 317; effect of
adjournment of house on giving notices
of motions, 238; when motion lapses,
216. 282; no amendment to, except as
to time, 295; reply not allowed, save
to mover of a substantive motion for
adjournment, 321; motions in com-
mittee for the purpose of adjournment,
492; extended adjournments after pass-
ing of Appropriation Act, 596.

Adjournment pursuant to standing
orders, 226; on Fridays, 227; on
Saturdays, ib.; after exempted business,
226; beyond next sitting day, 227;
notice not required, 256, n. from Friday
to Monday, 183. 212; debate thereon,
317; adjournment on question, Lords,
209; Commons, 227; through absence
of quorum, 228.

Motion for adjournment under stand-
ing order No. 10, 252; rules regarding
the motion, 253. 278; not permitted on
last two days allotted to supply, 607.

Adjournment of the House—con-
tinued.

Adjournment of committees (select),
412; (on private bills), 828. See also
Debate, Adjournment of; Private Bills;
Quorum of the Bouse.
Admiralty; arrest of member by warrant
of board of, 117; communication to
house, 118; no reply by house, 452;
secretaryship to, does not vacate seat,
646; amendments (private bills), sug-
gested by, 754; before private bill com-
mittees, 815-6; provisional orders, 875.
882. See also Government Depart-
ments.

Admiralty Court; judge of, disqualified

to sit in Parliament, 30 n.
Admission of Strangers; Lords, 205;

Commons, ib.
Admonition; by Speaker, distinction

between, and reprimand, 94.
Advertisement; notices by (private

bills), 694; (provisional orders), 864.
Affidavits; as to compliance with stand-
ing orders (private bills), 699. 792.
Affirmations; in lieu of oath, 160;

permitted to Quakers, &c, 163; Mr.

Uradlaugh's case, 165, et seq. See also

Oaths.

Agents (Private Bills). See Parlia-
mentary Agents.

Agreements; in private bills, 792. 850.

Agriculture. See Board of Agriculture;
Chamber of Agriculture.

Albert, Prince; excepted from the
operation of 1 Geo. I., stat. 2, c. 4, 28.

Aliens; incapable of voting, 27; not
eligible as members, 28; eligible by
naturalization, 28; naturalization acts,
860-1.

Alkali "Works; provisional orders, 872.
886.

Allotments (Provisional Orders);

England and Wales, 889; Scotland, ib.
885; powers, as to costs, of committee
on confirming bill, 821. 886. 890.

Allotted Days; for business of supply,
number of, 605; arrangements for
business on, 259. 606; dilatory motions
not permitted on last two, 607; mode of
concluding bnsiness of supply upon, 606.

Alterations in Private Bills; petitions
against, 758. 761. 807.

Alternative Clauses; before private
bill committees, 815.

Alternative Schemes; in the case of a
private bill, 811.

Amalgamation Bills; railway bills,
796. 852; locus standi against, 772.

Ambassadors, &c.; acceptance of office
of, does not vacate seat, 649.

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