Private Business. – in the House of Commons on 9th October 1924.
I beg to move,
That the Promoters of the Private Bills which have been brought from the House of Lords in the present Session of Parliament shall have leave to suspend any further proceeding thereon in order to proceed with the same, if they shall think fit, in the next Session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so be lodged in the Private Bill Office not later than One o'clock To-morrow, and that all fees thereon due up to that period be paid.
This Order, standing in the name of the Chairman of Ways and Means, is quite a customary Order to ask the House to pass when they anticipate a Dissolution, and the purpose of it is merely to provide that promoters of Private Bills may suspend proceedings, and to afford facilities for them to renew them in the next; Parliament. There are many precedents for it. It has been done on frequent occasions. It is mentioned in the "Parliamentary Practice," and I hope the House will see their way to follow precedent, and pass this Motion.
some of us feel very strongly on this motion, but, in face of the particular circumstances, we are not inclined to divide against it, after the appeal made by the deputy-chairman of Ways and Means.
That the promoters of the private bills which have been brought from the house of lords in the present session of parliament shall have leave to suspend any further proceeding thereon in order to proceed with the same, if they shall think fit, in the next session of parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so be lodged in the committee and private bill office not later than one o'clock to-morrow, and that all fees thereon due up to that period be paid.
That every such bill shall be deposited in the committee and private bill office not later than three o'clock on or before the third day on which the house shall sit after the next meeting of parliament, with a declaration annexed thereto, signed by the agent, stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill at the last stage of the proceedings thereon in this house in the present session.
That Bills to confirm any provisional order or certificate introduced into this house, or brought from the house of lords, in the present session shall be suspended from the close of the present session, in order to be proceeded with in the next session of parliament.
That the proceedings on every such private bill or bill to confirm any provisional order or certificate shall be pro formâ only in regard to every stage through which the same shall have passed in the present session, and that no new fees be charged in regard to such stages.
That the standing orders by which the proceedings on. Bills are regulated shall not apply to any such bill in regard to any of the stages through which the same shall have passed during the present session.
That all Petitions presented in the present Session against any such Bills shall stand referred to the Committee on the same Bill in the next Session of Parliament.
That this Order be a Standing Order of the House."— [The Deputy Chairman of ways and Means.