HL Deb 23 October 1968 vol 296 cc1475-6

My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper. Its purpose is to enable the Covent Garden Market Bill to continue its progress through Parliament in the next Session. The Bill received its Third Reading in another place on Friday last, October 18, on a day when this House was not sitting. Therefore it could not come up to this House earlier than yesterday. It is for this reason that I am asking your Lordships to agree to this Motion at rather short notice. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Promoters of the Bill have leave to suspend any further proceedings thereon, in order to proceed with the Bill, if they shall think fit, in the next Session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so be lodged in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than three o'clock on the day before the close of the present Session;

That, if the Bill is brought from the Commons in the next Session, the Agent for the Bill shall deposit in the Private Bill office a declaration, signed by him, stating that the Bill is the same, in every respect, as the Bill which was brought from the Commons in the present Session;

That the Bill shall, in the next Session of Parliament, be read the first time pro forma in respect to which no new fees shall be charged and shall stand referred to the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills.—(The Earl of Listowel.)

On Question, Motion agreed to, and ordered accordingly: Ordered, That a Message he sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.