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order bills, which will be dealt with later (Chapter XXX.), Chapter
XXVII. are not required to be brought in, like private bills, upon. Urgent
petition. And there have been instances of such urgent bills necessity for legislation, that a private bill has been brought in on motion. brought in on motion : in such cases, the standing orders
have been suspended by order of the house, and leave
given to bring in the bill.
before the 17th December, they may deposit a petition,
1 East London Railway (Payment of Debts) Bill, 1878, 133 C. J. 320; Metropolitan Board of Works (District Railway) Bill, 1883, 138 ib. 242; Manchester Ship Canal Bill, 1887, 142 ib. 276; Hull, Barnsley, &c., Railway Bill, 1889 (to raise further money by debentures), 144 ib. 295; Lancashire Union Railway (Mines) Bill, 1894, 149 ib. 218.
? 160 C. J. 49. 78. 94 (Malvern Water, 1905) and 160 ib. 93. 122. 128 (Worcestershire County Council, &c., 1905). For earlier cases, previous to 1903, cf. 109 C. J. 340; 112 ib. 295; 115 ib. 244; 117 ib. 293: 150 ib. 47.
In some cases-occurring before the repeal, in 1903, of the standing order under which the petitions for private bills were presented to the house and the bills themselves formally ordered to be brought in (supra, p.715, note 1)-promoters obtained leave from the house to with
draw their original petition for a bill and to present petitions for several separate bills with reference to the objects comprised in their original petition (South Eastern Railways, 1845, 100 C. J. 43. 104. 115. 136; London and Croydon Railway (Kentish Lines) and London and Croydon Railway Enlargement, 1845, 100 C. J. 108. 130. 138). And on the 16th February, 1892, the order, previously made, for leave to bring in the London and North Western Railway (New Railways) Bill was discharged, and leave was given to bring in two bills in lieu thereof (147 C. J. 46). Now, however, no order is made in the house if parties, after having deposited a petition for a bill, desire not to proceed further. In 1905, in the Thames Harbour case, the promoters, having deposited their petition, did not proceed further and deposit their bill for presentation at the prescribed
Chapter Every private bill presented to the house must be printed Bills must XXVII.
imod has the snow be printed on paper of a folio size (as determined by the Speaker), 6. with a cover of parchment attached to it, upon which the sentation
(charges title is written ; the short title of the bill, as first entered affecting in the votes, must correspond with that at the head of the Revenue
thot being in advertisement; and standing order No. 202 provides that
printed in italics."I With the exception of Name bills And copies
S. 0. 203.
s. 0. 197. the votes as having been so read); and, on the day on whicho it is so laid, it is ordered to be read a second time, or is referred to the Examiners. All bills brought from the Bills that House of Lords are read the first time when received from are peste
“ferred to that house, and, unless they are name or divorce bills, the Ex
aminers are referred to the Examiners, before whom compliance after first
reading. with such standing orders only as have not been previously inquired into has to be proved. Under standing 1941. 232. order No. 194B, certain bills introduced by the London County Council have to be referred after first reading to the Examiners in the manner, and for proof of compliance with the requirements, specified in that order.
Under what are known as the “Wharncliffe" standing Bills orders, Nos. 62 to 66, certain bills, conferring particular ferred to .
ners under time; and in the Coventry Electric which had been accidentally omitted «Whern. Tramways case (in which the Ex- from the printed copies of the bill, cliffe " aminers of Petitions for private and the house allowed the parties to S. O., 62bills had reported a non-compliance) make the alteration. 101 C. J. 183. 66; the promoters similarly proceeded 185 (Southport Improvement Bill). no further, informing the standing 3 As to these bills (and as to orders committee accordingly (160 Naturalization and Restitution C. J. 38).
bills which, similarly, have. not 1 Cf. also supra, p. 560.
been referred to the Examiners in : On the 20th February, 1846, the Commons), see p. 839 and Chapthe solicitor and agent for a bill ter XXIX. petitioned for leave to add schedules
powers upon companies constituted by Act of Parliament Chapter
panies concerned, in the manner prescribed in the orders.
way bills, by which a charge is imposed on a local rate
above. Bills re Under standing order No. 61 (which is identical in both ferred to the Ex: houses), whenever any alteration has been made in any aminers under S. 0.
1 As to the right of proprietors the Examiners, cf. standing order &c., dissenting under standing 75, and supra, p. 700. orders Nos. 62-66, to be heard before
Chapter work authorized by “any bill of the second class,” during
its progress through the house in which it originates, proof
If, after the introduction of a private bill, any additional Petitions provision should be desired to be made in the bill, in tional prorespect of matters to which the standing orders are applic
som ennlie rision.
S. 0. 198. able, a petition for that purpose should be presented to ** the house, with a printed copy of the proposed clauses annexed. The petition will be referred to the Examiners of petitions for private bills, who are to give at least two S. 0. 72.
73. 232. clear days' notice of the day on which it will be examined.“ Memorials complaining of non-compliance with the standing orders, in respect of the petition, may be deposited in the Private Bill Office, together with two copies thereof, before twelve o'clock on the day preceding that appointed for the examination of the petition; and the Examiner may entertain any memorial, although the party (if any) who may be specially affected by the non-compliance shall not have signed it. After hearing the parties, in the same manner as in the case of an original petition for a bill, the Examiner reports to the house whether the standing orders have been complied with or not, or whether any be
1 Cf. committee on South Eastern Railway Bill, 1889.
? In cases where provisions are sought to be inserted, upon petition for additional provision, which were comprised in the original notices
but were not contained in the bill as introduced into Parliament, the original notices are not held to apply to the additional provisions proposed to be inserted. Standing order 72.
applicable to the petition for additional provision; and if Chapter
XXVII. the standing orders committee report that those standing orders with which the Examiner reports a non-compliance should be dispensed with, the promoters have leave, upon the resolution of that committee being agreed to by the house, to introduce their additional provision if the com
mittee on the bill think fit. Provisions It has already been explained (supra, p. 560) that any
i clauses and provisions, incidentally contained in a public additional bill, which create a charge on the consolidated fund or provision) in private on the public revenues or the revenues of India, or bills, considered in which impose a tax on the people, have to be sanctioned
e by a resolution of a committee of the whole house, the
recommendation of the Crown being signified and the
ordered to be brought in, were In 1853, the standing orders com instructed to make provision purmittee had reported that the parties suant to the petition. A second should have leave to make provision reference to the standing orders in the Lands Improvement Bill, committee was thus avoided. 108 pursuant to their petition. In the C. J. 406. mean time the amendments pro ? National Loan Fund Life Asposed to be made in other parts of surance Society (stamp duty on the bill had become so numerous, memorials), 1855, 110 C. J. 217. 221. that the chairman of ways and 225. 229; Law Life Assurance Someans required the promoters to ciety (stamp duty on memorials), withdraw it, and bring in another. 1863, 118 C. J. 312. 316. 327. 330; On bill No. 2 being ordered, the Land Securities Company (stamp resolution of the house on the re duty on mortgage debentures), 1864, port of the standing orders com 119 C. J. 116. 122. 126. 127. mittee was read, and the members, 3 Dundalk and Greenore Railway by whom (in accordance with the (cancellation of bond), 1873, 128 then-existing practice) the bill was C. J. 209. 215. 221; Rhondda Valley