(3.40.) Standing Order 8A was read, and amended in line 4, by leaving out the words "and the total amount of fees, including the prescribed fee for enlargement, under Section 17 of 'The Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Act, 1883,' due and to become due on the patent shall be deposited with the Comptroller before the meeting of the Committee on the Bill, and such deposit proved before the Committee."
Standing Order 21 was read, and amended in line 1, by leaving out, after the word "on," the word "a," and by leaving out, after the word "Sunday," the word "or.
Standing Order 23 was read, and amended in line 2, by leaving out, after the word "on," the word "a," and by leaving out, after the word "Sunday," the word "or.
Standing Order 39 was read, and amended in line 1, by leaving out, after the word "sections," the word "or," and by inserting, after the word "Reference," the words "or Maps.
Standing Order 158 was read, and amended:—
In (A.) line 9, by inserting after the word "compensated," the words "or interested.
In (B.) line 26, by inserting after the word "passengers," the words "and if the Company shall make default in so opening the said Railway [Tramway or Subway] the deposit fund shall be applicable and shall be applied as provided by the next following section.
In (C.) line 22, by leaving out the words "and for which injury or loss no compensation or inadequate compensation shall have been paid.
In line 34, by inserting after the word "undertaking," the words "[in the case of a penalty the Railway or Railways in respect of which the penalty has been incurred for any part thereof].
In line 38, by inserting after the word "depositors," the word "(Company).
In line 45, by adding after the word "omitted," the words "In the case of a Bail-way Company omit the words 'and has been ordered to be wound up,' and 'or to the liquidator or liquidators of the Company,' and where there is no deposit omit the proviso.
Standing Order 175 was read, and amended by adding at the end of the Standing Order, the words "and the total amount of fees (including the prescribed fee for enlargement under section" 17 of "The Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Act, 1883), due and to become due on the patent, shall be deposited with the Comptroller General of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks, before the meeting of the Committee on the Bill, and such deposit proved before the Committee.
Standing Order 183A was read, and amended, in line 1, by leaving out the word "contains," and inserting the words "gives, revives, or extends.
§ (3.50.) MR. COURTNEY
I beg now to move the following new Standing Order to follow Standing Order 193:—No Bill originating in this House for confirming a Provisional Order or Provisional Certificate shall be read the first time after the Whitsuntide Recess.It is simply intended by this Amendment to convert into a Standing Order what was adopted earlier in the Session as a Sessional Order. It is desirable to get these Bills before Committees early enough to secure their adequate consideration; and the only question is whether it is better to choose a fixed "date or a moveable holiday. On the whole, I prefer to say Whitsuntide.
§ New Standing Order to follow Standing Order 193.
§ (Provisional Orders and Provisional Certificates.)
193A. Motion made, and Question proposed,
That no Bill, originating in this House, for confirming a Provisional Order or Provisional Certificate, shall be read the first time after the Whitsuntide Recess."—(Mr. Courtney.)
§ *THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. RITCHIE,) Tower Hamlets, St. George's
I am afraid that I do not quite agree with my right hon. Friend. Having had some considerable experience in connection with Provisional Order Bills, I am of opinion that the period named by my right hon. Friend would be very inconvenient, and that it will be better to have regard to a particular period of the Session than to a holiday, which might 752 come as early as the 10th of May, or at any time within a range of four weeks after that date. Therefore, I propose as an Amendment to omit Whitsuntide and substitute the 1st day of June.
§ Amendment proposed, to leave out "Whitsuntide recess," and insert "First day of June."—(Mr. Ritchie.)
§ Question proposed, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question."
§ MR. COBB (Warwick, S. E., Rugby)
May I ask whether the working of the Allotments Act will be prejudiced by fixing this date?
§ MR. BRUNNER (Cheshire, Northwich)
May I suggest that instead of fixing the 1st of June it would be better to name a definite time after the beginning of the Session.
§ *MR. RITCHIE
The fixing of the date has reference rather to the end than to the beginning of the Session. The operation of the Allotments Act need not be prejudiced by fixing this date, because other proceedings with regard to Provisional Orders will not be altered.
§ SIR J. MOWBRAY (Oxford University)
In my opinion, the date fixed ought to have reference to the end of the Session and the difficulty of obtaining Members to sit on Committees as the Session advances. For this reason I think the 1st of June would be preferable to Whitsuntide.
§ MR. COURTNEY
I am quite willing to try the experiment of adopting the 1st of June instead of Whitsuntide.
§ Question put, and negatived.
§ Question, "That 'June 1st' be there inserted," put, and agreed to.
§ Standing Orders, as amended, agreed to.