Standing Orders

Private Business – in the House of Commons on 18th November 1942.

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Ordered, That, during the present Session, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relating to Private Business, the following provisions shall have effect;

  1. (a) a petition for a Private Bill required by Standing Order 38 to be deposited in the Committee and Private Bill Office on or before the 27th day of November shall be deemed to have been so deposited if deposited in the said Office on the 28th day of November before noon that day;
  2. (b) Standing Order 242 shall have effect as if for the Proviso to that Order the following Proviso were substituted: 'Provided always that the provisions of this Standing Order shall not apply to an adjournment from a day in one week to a day in the following week';
  3. (c) Standing Orders 250 and 266 relating to the giving of notices and deposit of documents in the Committee and Private Bill Office shall have effect as if for the words 'five of the clock' where they occur in each of the said Orders there were substituted the words 'three of the clock';
  4. (d) where by virtue of any Order in Council any functions of any Minister have been transferred to some other Minister references in any Standing Order to the Minister from whom the functions have been transferred shall so far as the Standing Order relates to the subject matter of the transferred functions have effect as if for such references there were substituted references to the Minister to whom the functions have been transferred and references to any 'Ministry' shall be construed accordingly;
  5. (e) where by any Standing Order there is required to be deposited an ordnance map or a map published prepared or approved by the Ordnance Survey the deposit of a photographic copy of an ordnance map shall be sufficient compliance with the requirement;

Provided that where the map to be deposited is required to be on a specified scale the photographic copy shall be on that scale:

For the purpose of this Order 'Minister' shall include any Government Department."—[The Chairman of Ways and Means.]