§ 3.31 p.m.
§ The Chairman of Committees (Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish)
My Lords, I beg to move the first Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.
Moved, That the Commons message of 15th January be now considered; and that, notwithstanding anything in the Private Business Standing Orders or practice of the House, the promoters of the Bill, which originated 1229 in this House in Session 1998–99 and which has passed all its stages in this House but not in the Commons, may proceed with the Bill in the present Session;
That the Petition for the Bill be deemed to have been deposited;
That all Standing Orders applicable be deemed to have been complied with;
That the Bill be deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than 3 pm on Monday 22nd January with a declaration annexed, signed by the agent, stating that it is the same in every respect as the Bill passed by this House;
That the proceedings on the Bill in the present Session be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the Bill had passed in the last Session and that no new fees be charged.—(The Chairman of Committees.)
On Question, Motion agreed to.