Standing Orders (Private Business)

– in the House of Lords at 3:19 pm on 20th July 2005.

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Photo of Lord Brabazon of Tara Lord Brabazon of Tara Chairman of Committees, House of Lords 3:19 pm, 20th July 2005

My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.

Moved, That the Standing Orders relating to Private Business be amended as follows:

Standing Order 150B

Leave out Standing Order 150B and insert—

"150B Revival of bills

(1) Paragraphs (2) and (3) apply in any case where—

(a) this House resolves that the promoters of a bill which—

(i) originated in this House in an earlier session of this Parliament or in the last Parliament; and

(ii) had not received the Royal Assent, should have leave to proceed with the bill in the current session; and

(b) the House of Commons concur with the resolution, or have previously passed a resolution to the like effect as the resolution of this House.

(2) The petition for the bill shall be deemed to have been deposited and all Standing Orders applicable to it shall be deemed to have been complied with.

(3) The bill shall be deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than the fifth day on which the House sits after the passing of the resolution of this House, or (as applicable) the concurrence of the House of Commons, and a declaration, signed by the agent, shall be annexed to the bill stating that it is the same in every respect as the bill at the last stage of the proceedings on it in this House in the last Parliament or, as the case may be, the bill passed by this House.

(4) Paragraph (5) applies in any case where—

(a) this House resolves that the promoters of a bill which—

(i) originated in the House of Commons in an earlier session of this Parliament or in the last Parliament; and

(ii) had not received the Royal Assent, should have leave to proceed with the bill in the current session; and

(b) the House of Commons subsequently pass a resolution to the like effect as the resolution of this House.

(5) If the bill is brought from the House of Commons in the current session, the agent for the bill shall deposit in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments a declaration, signed by the agent, stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill which was brought from the Commons in the last session.

(6) The following provisions of this Order apply in both of those cases.

(7) The proceedings on the bill in the current session shall be pro forma in regard to every stage through which it passed in the last Parliament or, as the case may be, the last session, and no further fees shall be charged to those stages.

(8) If there is any petition outstanding—

(a) any such petition which stood referred to a select committee on the bill in the last Parliament or, as the case may be, the last session shall stand referred to a select committee on the bill in the current session;

(b) any minutes of evidence taken before a select committee on the bill in the last Parliament or, as the case may be, the last session shall stand referred to a select committee on the bill in the current session;

(c) no petitioners shall be heard before any select committee on the bill in the current session unless their petition has been presented within the time stipulated for the deposit of petitions in the last Parliament or, as the case may be, the last session or deposited pursuant to Standing Order 109(b);

(d) Standing Order 110 shall have effect as if the words "under Standing Order 109 (Reference to committee of petitions against bill)" were omitted.

(9) In this Order "current session" means the session of Parliament in which the resolution of this House is passed and "the last Parliament" and "the last session" shall be construed accordingly."—(The Chairman of Committees.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.