* THE CHAIRMAN OF WAYS AND MEANS (Mr. J. W. LOWTHER,) Cumberland, Penrith
In moving the Motion which stands in my name, I have only to say it is little more than a formal matter. As the House is aware, under the Private Bill Procedure (Scotland) Act, private Bills originate in Provisional Orders, and all I now ask is that the petitions deposited against Provisional Orders in the Scotch Office shall be sent to the Private Bill Office in the case of those Provisional Orders which are to go forward as private Bills, and they will then take the place of 1086 petitions deposited against private Bills in the ordinary way.
Ordered, That all Petitions deposited at the Office of the Secretary for Scotland, pursuant to the General Orders, in favour of or against a draft Provisional Order shall, on transmission from the Office of the Secretary for Scotland, be received as if duly deposited in favour of or against the substituted Bill.
§ Ordered, That this be a Standing Order of the House.—(The Chairman of Ways and Means.)