HL Deb 04 August 1965 vol 269 cc277-8

2.52 p.m.

Order of the Day read for the consideration of the Commons Message of yesterday; namely, That the Promoters of the Covent Garden Market Bill shall have leave to suspend Proceedings thereon in order to proceed with the Bill, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament, provided that the Agents for the Bill give notice to the Clerks in the Private Bill Office not later than the day before the close of the present Session of their intention to suspend further Proceedings and that all fees due on the Bill up to that date be paid. That on the fifth day on which the House sits in the next Session the Bill shall be presented to the House. That there shall be deposited with the Bill a Declaration signed by the Agents for the Bill, stating that the Bill is the same, in every respect, as the Bill presented to this House in the present Session. That the Bill shall be laid upon the Table of the House by one of the Clerks in the Private Bill Office on the next meeting of the House after the day on which the Bill has been presented and, when so laid, shall be read the first and second time (and shall be recorded in the Journal of this House as having been so read), and shall be committed to the Chairman of Ways and Means, who shall make only such Amendments thereto as have been made by the Committee in the present Session, and shall report the Bill, as amended, to the House, forthwith, and the Bill, so amended, shall be ordered to lie upon the Table. That no further Fees shall be charged in respect of any Proceedings on the Bill in respect of which Fees have already been incurred during the present Session. That these Orders be Standing Orders of the House.


My Lords, I think your Lordships will expect me to say a few words to explain this Message from the Commons. The House of Commons agreed yesterday to a Motion that Standing Orders should be suspended in the case of the Covent Garden Market Bill, and this House has been asked to concur. The effect of this will be that proceedings on the Bill are suspended, and at the beginning of the next Session it will pass formally through all stages in the House of Commons through which it has already passed during this Session. It will then come up to this House for First Reading and consideration in the usual way. I beg to move that this House do concur with the Commons in their Message of yesterday.

Moved, That this House do concur with the Commons in their Message of yesterday.—(The Earl of Listowel.)

On Question, Motion agreed to: Ordered that a Message be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.