§ Dover Harbour (Works, etc.,) Bill [H.L.]. The King's consent signified; and Bill reported, with Amendments.158
§ Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway Bill [H.L.]; Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Tramways Bill [H.L.]. Commons Amendments considered, and agreed to.
§ Cork City Railways and Works Bill. Moved, That the Order made on the 26th day of March last, " That no Private Bill brought from the House of Commons shall be read a second time after the 19th day of June next," be dispensed with, and that the Bill be now read 2a; agreed to. Bill read 2a and committed. The Committee to be proposed by the Committee of Selection.
§ Clacton Urban District Council Bill [H.L.]; Newport Harbour Commissioners Bill [H.L.]; Railway Clearing System (Superannuation Fund) Bill [H.L.]; Sheffield District Railway Bill [H.L.]. Returned from the Commons agreed to, with Amendments. The said Amendments considered, and agreed to.
§ Hammersmith, City, and North East London Railway Bill. Message from the Commons to acquaint this House that they have made the following Order, to which they desire the concurrence of their Lordships:
§ Ordered, That the promoters of the Hammersmith, City, and North East London Railway Bill which has been introduced into this House in the present session of Parliament shall have leave to suspend any further proceedings thereon 159 in order to proceed with the same Bill, if they shall think fit, in the next session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so he lodged in the Private Bill Office not later than six 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 the money deposited in accordance with the Standing Orders of this House in respect of such Bill may thereupon be returned to the depositors.
§ That the promoters of such Bill may, on or before the 31st day of December next, deposit in the Private Bill Office an estimate, signed by the person making the same, of the expense of the undertaking under the Bill, and, previously to the 15th day of January next, deposit a sum not less than five per centum on the amount of such estimate with the Paymaster General.
§ That such Bill shall be referred to the Examiners, who shall certify whether or not the promoters have made such deposit with the Paymaster-General, and, upon the Examiners certifying that such deposit has been made, that the proceedings on such Bill shall be pro forma only in regard to all other stages through which the same shall have passed in the present session, and no new fees shall be charged in regard to such stages.
§ That such Bill shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office not later than six o'clock on or before the third day on which the House shall sit in the next session of Parliament, with a declaration annexed thereto signed by the agent 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 if the money deposited in the present session, as required by Standing Order No. 57, in respect of such Bill has not been withdrawn as provided for by the preceding resolutions, a certificate of that fact from the proper officer of the Court in which such money was deposited shall accompany such declaration, and such Bill shall not be referred to the Examiners.
§ That such Bill, indorsed by one of the Clerks in the Private Bill Office as having been duly deposited with such declaration and such certificate, if any, annexed, be laid by one of the Clerks of that Office 160 upon the Table of the House in the next session of Parliament.
§ That such Bill, so laid upon the Table, shall be deemed to have been read a first time.
§ That the Standing Orders by which the proceedings on Bills are regulated shall not apply to such Bill in regard to any of the stages through which the same shall have passed during the present session.
§ That all petitions presented in the present session against such Bill shall stand referred to the Committee on the Bill in the next session of Parliament, and that all notices and grounds of objections to the right of petitioners to be heard, given in the present session within the time prescribed by the Rules of the Referees relating to such notices, shall be held applicable in the next session of Parliament.
§ That no petitioners shall be heard before the Committee on such Bill unless their petition shall have been presented within the time limited in the present session or in respect of which Standing Order No. 128 has been dispensed with in the present session, or unless their Petition shall be presented on or before the 12th day of February 1907.
§ Ordered, That this Order be a Standing Order of the House.