HL Deb 17 April 1975 vol 359 cc488-90
The CHAIRMAN of COMMITTEES (The Earl of Listowel)

My Lords, there are eight Amendments to Private Business Standing Orders set out on the Marshalled List. These are all technical Amendments and, with the leave of the House, I beg to move them en bloc.

Amendments moved—

Standing Order 4A

Line 4, after "Edinburgh" insert "and if it affects Northern Ireland at an office in Belfast".

Standing Order 27

Line 39, after "mile" insert "or of 1/50,000".

Standing Order 39

Leave out section (1) and insert the following new section:

"(1) of every Bill shall be deposited as follows: three at the Department of the Environment and at the Home Office, two at the Department of Health and Social Security and the Department of Trade and one at the Treasury, the Department of Industry, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Civil Service Department, the Ministry of Defence, the Department of Employment, the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection, the Department of Energy, the Office of the Crown Estate Commissioners and the Office of (he Duchly of Lancaster; "

Line 34, at end insert "(10B) of every Bill extending to Northern Ireland at the Northern Ireland Office in Great George Street."

Standing Order 94B

Insert the following new Standing Order 94B: References in any Standing Order to the Chairman of Committees shall be construed as including references to the Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees and to any Lord named by the House as a Deputy Chairman of Committees acting on behalf of the Chairman of Committees.

Standing Order 175

Line 26, leave out "and" and after "Treasury" insert "and with the Department of the Environment".

Standing Order 201A

Leave out Standing Orders 101(2), 184(2), 213 and 216(3), (4) and (5) and for Standing Order 201A substitute the following Standing Order:

"201A(l) This Order applies to—

  1. (a) A Petition against a Private Bill other than a Petition required by Standing Order 101 to be deposited on or before the sixth day of February.
  2. (b) A Petition against a Provisional Order Confirmation Bill.
  3. (c) A Petition against a Hybrid Instrument to which Standing Order 216 applies.
  4. d) Anything required to be done in either House under Part X of these Standing Orders.

(2) Where the last day allowed by these Standing Orders for the deposit of a Petition to which this Standing Order applies or for the doing of anything required to be done in either House by the said Part expires when Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or during a long adjournment, then the last day so allowed shall be the first day on which the House sits for public business after the dissolution, prorogation or long adjournment:

Provided that, should the House be recalled in pursuance of Public Business Standing Order No. 16 or Proclamation a day on which the House sits pursuant to the recall shall be disregarded.

(3) The preceding provisions of this Order, except the proviso to paragraph (2) apply to the period of twenty-one days prescribed by section 3(1) of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945 as amended by the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1965 for the deposit of Petitions against Special Procedure Orders.

Appendix A

Line 18, leave out "clerks" and insert "Officers ".—(The Earl of Listowel.)

On Question, Amendments agreed to.