§ LONDON MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY (CANALS) BILL. [H.L.]
§ Order of the Day for the consideration of Commons Message of Wednesday last read.
§ The Message acquainted this House that the Commons have given leave for the suspension of any further proceedings on the Bills in the House of Commons until the next Session of Parliament.
§ THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (LORD STANMORE)
My Lords, I beg to move that the Commons Message be now considered.
§ Moved, that the Commons Message be now considered.—(Lord Stanmore.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ LORD STANMORE
My Lords, I beg to move the Motion which is down on the Order Paper with reference to these two Bills which corresponds to that agreed to in another place. There was some delay in connexion with the opposition to the Bills which had nothing to do with the powers contained in either Bill. Considerable expense has been incurred in both Houses during the Committee stage and it would I think be an injustice if we did not allow the Bills to be carried over to the next Session.
§ Moved, That the promoters of the Bills which have been introduced into this House in the present Session of Parliament, and which have passed this House and been sent to the House of Commons, shall have leave to introduce the same in the next Session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so be lodged in the Private Bill Office not later than three 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 such Bills 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 agents, stating that the Bills are the same in every respect as the Bills at the last stage of the proceedings thereon in this House in the present Session:
§ That the proceedings on such Bill shall be pro formâ in regard to every stage through which the same shall have passed in the present Session; and that no new fees be charged in respect to such stages:
§ That the Standing Orders by which the proceedings on Bills are regulated shall not apply to the said Bills in regard to any of the stages through which the same shall have .passed during the present: Session.—(Lord Stanmore.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to, and ordered a accordingly.
§ Message ordered to be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.