HL Deb 25 July 1973 vol 344 cc1827-8

My Lords, the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper is the usual form of Motion required to enable a Private Bill to continue its passage through Parliament in the next Session. It results from a similar Motion moved yesterday in another place of which this House was informed by Resolution. I beg to move.

Moved, That this House do concur with the Commons in their message of yesterday, that they have made the following Orders relating to the Bill vizt.:

That the Promoters of the Harwich Harbour Bill shall have leave to suspend further 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 of their intention to suspend further Proceedings not later than the day before the close of the present Session and that all Fees due on the Bill up to that date be paid.

That, if the Bill is brought from the Lords 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 Lords in the present Session.

That, as soon as a certificate by one of the Clerks in the Private Bill Office that a declaration as mentioned above has been deposited has been laid upon the Table of the House, the Bill 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.

—(The Earl of Listowel.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.