HC Deb 27 July 1937 vol 326 c2823

After Standing Order 41, page 117, insert new Standing Order 41a:—

Delivery of copies of Bills to Catchment Boards.

In the case of a Bill which proposes to authorise any persons to impound or abstract water, or to discharge water into any watercourse, within the catchment area of any Catchment Board, or to construct works over, or under, or affecting any such watercourse or the banks thereof, a printed copy of the Bill shall on or before the fourth day of December be delivered at or sent by registered post to the office of the board.

Standing Order 117, page 168, line 5. after the second "any," insert "opposed."

After Standing Order 140, page 176, insert new Standing Order 140a:

Locus standi of land drainage authorities.

Where any drainage authority within the meaning of the Land Drainage Act, 1930, petitions against a Bill alleging that the area or district of the authority will be injuriously affected by the provisions of the Bill authorising the abstraction or impounding of water, or the discharge of water into watercourses, within that area or district, it shall be competent to the Referees on Private Bills, if they think fit, to admit the Petitioners to be heard against the Bill or any part thereof.

Standing Order 184, page 201, line 28, leave out from "1870," to the end of the Order, and insert "unless the Committee shall report that the insertion of such a Clause is not required, with the reasons on which their opinion is founded."

Standing Order 269, page 247, line 7, leave out "1899, as amended by any subsequent enactment," and insert "1936."

Table of Fees, page 262, line 5, leave out "Acts, 1899 and 1933," and insert "Act, 1936."—[The Chairman of Ways and Means.]