HL Deb 15 December 1921 vol 48 cc57-8

My Lords, I desire to make the Motion, which stands on the Paper, in regard to this Bill. It follows on the Motion that your Lordships passed last session suspending this Bill until the next session. Obviously that was not meant to apply to the present session, but to the first session next year. In order to regularise that matter, therefore, I make this Motion. I understand that the Ministry of Health are agreeable to it.

Moved, That the promoters of the Bill have leave to postpone any proceedings thereon, in order to proceed with the Bill, if they shall think fit, in the next session of Parliament;

That such Bill shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office not later than Three o'clock on or before the third day on which the House shall sit after the next meeting 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;

That the proceedings on such Bill shall be pro formâ only in regard to every stage through which the same shall have already passed and that no new fees be charged in regard to such stages;

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 already passed;

That all petitions already presented against the Bill shall stand referred to the Committee on the same Bill in the next session of Parliament.—(The Earl of Donoughmore.)

On Question, Motion agreed to, and ordered accordingly.