HL Deb 03 August 1897 vol 52 c175

102. In all cases of opposed Local Bills, in which no parties have appeared on the petitions against such Bills or having appeared have withdrawn their opposition before their case has been fully opened, or whose locus standi has been disallowed, the Committees on such Bills shall report accordingly to the House, and such Bills shall thereupon be referred to the Chairman of Committees, to be dealt with by him as if originally unopposed.


Provided that nothing in this Order contained shall prevent a Committee from requiring the preamble of a Bill to be proved in any case in which an application for costs has been made.

And make the concluding paragraph of this Order (102) into a separate Standing Order as 102a, viz: