HL Deb 14 October 1941 vol 120 cc212-3

Standing Order 182—Page 69, leave out the Order and insert the following New Order 182:

Petitions for Estate Bills referred to a Standing Committee.

At the commencement of every Session a Standing Committee shall be appointed to be called the Committee on Estate Bills. Every Petition for an Estate Bill affecting the provisions of an English Will or Settlement shall stand referred to the Committee so soon as the Petition has been deposited in the Private Bill Office.

The Committee shall consist of five members including the Chairman of Committees and in any proceedings on such a Petition, three members shall form a quorum.

The Committee shall, in the case of every Estate Bill the Petition for which is referred to them by this Standing Order, report to the House whether, presuming the statements of fact alleged in the preamble as grounds for the passing of the Bill to be proved to the satisfaction of the House, it is reasonable that the Bill do pass into law, and whether the provisions thereof are proper for carrying its purposes into effect, and what amendments, if any, are required therein.

In the event of the Committee approving the Bill the Chairman of the Committee shall sign a copy of the same containing the Amendments (if any) recommended by the Committee.

A copy of the Committee's Report and (in any case in which Amendments are recommended by the Committee) of the Bill containing the Amendments shall be supplied to the Agents for the Bill.

Page 69—After Order 182 insert the following New Order:

No Estate Bill to be read 1a, till Standing Committee has reported to the House.

No Estate Bill to which Standing Order 182 applies shall be read a first time until the report of the Standing Committee on Estate Bills on the Petition has been made to the House.

Standing Order 184—Page 70, line 6, after ("Bill") insert ("to which Standing Order 183 applies").

Standing Order 186—Page 70, line 13, after ("Committee") insert ("other than the Committee on Estate Bills").—(The Earl of Onslow.)

On Question, Motion agreed to. The said new Standing Orders and Amendments to be printed.