THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES
My Lords, the Motion which stands in my name involves three Amendments to the Standing Orders. I do not know whether any noble Lord desires that I should explain them at length. If there is any such desire I am quite ready to do so. The Amendments merely carry out certain alterations that we consider necessary as the result of the experience of some months past. I move that these Amendments 1,e agreed to.
§ Moved, That the Standing Orders be amended as follows:
§ NOTE.—The words printed in SMALL CAPITALS between brackets are to be omitted, and the words printed in Italics are to be inserted.
§ 10. In the months of October and November, or one of them, immediately preceding the application for any Bill for laying down a tramway or constructing an underground railway, when such Bill contains powers authorising any alteration or disturbance of the surface of any street or road, notice thereof shall be posted for fourteen consecutive days in every such street or road in such manner as the authority having the control of such street or road, shall direct; and, if after application to such authority no such direction shall be given, then in some conspicuous position in every such street or road, and such notice shall also state the place or places at which the plans of such tramway or railway will be deposited.
§ This Order shall apply to a trolley vehicle system in like manner as to a tramway, except that part of it which refers to plans deposited.
§ 13a. On or before the fifteenth day of December immediately preceding the application for any Bill for laying down a tramway crossing any railway or tramway on the level, or crossing any railway, tramway, or canal by means of a bridge, or otherwise affecting or interfering with such railway, tramway, or canal, notice in writing of such application shall be served upon the owner or reputed owner, and upon the lessee or reputed lessee of such railway, tramway. Or and such notice shall state the place or places at which the plans of the tramway to be authorised by such Bill have been or will be deposited.799
§ This Order shall apply to trolley vehicle systems in like manner as to tramways, except that part of it which refers to plans deposited.
§ [90. NO BILL BY OR UNDER THE POWERS OF WHICH THE MAXIMUM RATE AUTHORISED FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF PASSENGERS, GOODS, OR ANIMALS ON ANY RAILWAY SHALL OR MAY BE INCREASED SHALL BE READ A SECOND TIME UNTIL A REPORT THEREON FROM THE BOARD OF TRADE HAS BEEN LAID UPON THE TABLE OF THE HOUSE.]
§ 90. In the case of any Bill relating to a railway, tramway, canal, dock, harbour, navigation pier or port, in which powers are sought to levy tolls, rates or duties in excess of those for the time being authorised, the Bill shall not be reported by the Committee until a report thereon from the Board of Trade has been laid before the Committee.
§ 105 b. Where any Society or [A CHAMBER OF AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE, OR SHIPPING, OR A MINING OR MINERS'] Association, sufficiently representing [THE AGRICULTURE] a trade, business or interest [MINING, OR COMMERCE,] in any district to which any Bill relates, petition against the Bill, alleging that such [AGRICULTURE,] trade, business or interest [MINING, OR COMMERCE] will be injuriously affected by the provisions contained in the Bill, it shall be competent for the Select Committee to whom the Bill is referred, if they think fit, to hear the petitioners or their counsel or agents and witnesses on such allegation against the Bill or any part thereof.—(The Earl of Donoughmore.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to: Standing Orders amended accordingly, and to be printed as amended. (No. 136.)