On the Motion of Lord REDESDALE it was Resolved—
That the Promoters of every Private Bill which
has been introduced into this House in the present Session of Parliament, and which shall have been read a Third Time and sent to the House of Commons, or which shall be pending in this House, shall have Leave to introduce the same in the next Session of Parliament, provided that Notice of their Intention to do so be lodged in the Private Bill Office not later than Three o'Clock on the Day prior to the Close of the present Session; and that all Fees due thereon, up to that Period, be paid.
That an Alphabetical List of all such Bills, with a Statement of the stages at which they shall have arrived, shall be prepared in the Private Bill Office, and printed.
That such Bills must be deposited in the Parliament Office not later than Three clear Days after the next Meeting of Parliament, with a Declaration, signed by the Agent, annexed thereto, stating that the Bill is the same in every respect as the Bill at the last Stage of the Proceedings thereon in this House in the present Session.
That the Proceedings on such Bills shall be pro formâ only in regard to every Stage through which the same shall have passed in the present Session; and that no new Fees be charged in regard to such Stages.
That as regards Private Bills which shall have been brought from the House of Commons in the present Session such Bills shall be allowed to proceed to the same Stage at which they shall have arrived in the present Session, on the same Conditions as those set forth in the preceding Orders in respect of Bills originating in this House; the Declaration to be signed by the Agent, stating that the Bill is in every respect the same as when brought to this House in this Session.
That if any such Bill shall have been amended in this House in the present Session the same Amendments shall be inserted by the Committee on the Bill.
That the Standing Orders by which the Proceedings on Bills are regulated shall not apply to any Private Bill which shall have originated in this House or been brought up from the House of Commons in the present Session, in regard to any of the Stages through which the same shall have passed.
That all Petitions presented this Session relating to any Private Bill shall, if necessary, be referred to the Committee on the Bill in the next Session.
That no Petitioners shall be heard before the Committee on any Bill unless their Petition shall have been presented within the Time limited in the present Session, unless that Time shall not have expired before it closes, in which Case, in order to be heard, their Petition must be presented not later than the Second Day on which the House shall sit after the Bill has been read a Second Time in the next Session.