§ The Chairman of Committees (Lord Aberdare)
My Lords, this is the first of three Motions in my name on the Order Paper. I beg to move the first Motion.
Your Lordships will remember that last week I moved Motions which had the effect of allowing Private Bills now before your Lordships' House to be carried over into the next Session of Parliament. The three Motions I am moving today have the same effect for Bills which are presently before another place. We are asked to reciprocate to Motions already agreed in another place as far as these five Bills are concerned. I beg to move the first Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.
§ Moved, That the Promoters of the Bills have leave to suspend any further proceedings thereon in this Session, in order to proceed with the Bills in the next Session of Parliament, notice of their intention to do so having been deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments;
§ That such Bills shall be deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than three o'clock on or before the third day on which the House shall sit after the commencement of the next Session of Parliament, with a declaration annexed thereto, signed by the Agent, stating that the Bill is the same in every respect as the Bill at the last stage of the proceedings thereon in this House in the present Session;
§ That the proceedings on such Bills shall, in the next Session of Parliament, be pro forma only in regard to every stage through which the same shall have passed in the present Session and that no new fees be charged in regard to such stages;
§ That the Standing Orders by which the proceedings on Bills are regulated shall not apply, in the next Session of Parliament, to such Bills in regard to any of the stages through which the same shall have passed during the present Session.—(Lord Aberdare.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to, and it was ordered that a message be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.