§ The Chairman of Committees (Lord Aberdare)
My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper. I explained yesterday the plight of seven Lords Bills owing to the failure of another place to concur with our Message which would have allowed them to proceed in the present Session. This Bill, the Penzance Albert Pier Extension Bill, is a Commons Bill which was awaiting Third Reading in this House at the end of last Session. Your Lordships agreed with my Motion for it to be carried over to the present Session, but once again another place failed to concur with our Message. The Motion on the Order Paper therefore is an attempt to revive the Bill. I beg to move.
Moved, That the promoters of the Bill, which was brought from the Commons in the last Session of Parliament but had not received the Royal Assent, shall notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders or practice of this House have leave to proceed with the Bill in the present Session, and the petitions for the Bills shall be deemed to have been deposited and all Standing Orders applicable thereto shall be deemed to have been complied with; That, if the Bill is brought from the Commons in the present 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 last Session; That the proceedings on such Bill shall in the present Session be pro forma only, in regard to every stage through which the same shall have passed in the last Session and that no new fees be charged to such stages; That if the Bill is brought 138 from the Commons in the present Session, the Examiners shall be deemed to have reported that no Standing Order not previously inquired into was applicable thereto.—(The Chairman of Committees.)
On Question, Motion agreed to, and it was ordered that a Message be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.