HL Deb 11 November 2003 vol 654 c1220

3.17 p.m.

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Brabazon of Tara)

My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.

Moved, That the promoters of the Bill have leave to suspend any further proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than 12 noon on Thursday 13th November and that all fees due on or before that day have been paid;

That if the Bill is brought from the House of Commons in the next Session the agents for the Bill deposit in the Private Bill Office a declaration signed by them stating that the Bill is the same in every respect as the Bill which was brought from the Commons in the present Session;

That the proceedings on the Bill in the next Session of Parliament be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the Bill has passed in the present Session, and that no new fees be charged to those stages;

That the Private Business Standing Orders apply to the Bill in the next Session only in regard to any stage through which the Bill has not passed during the present Session;

That if any petitions have been presented against the Bill—

  1. (i) any such petition (if not withdrawn) stand referred to any Select Committee on the Bill in the next Session;
  2. (ii) no petitioners be heard before any Select Committee on the Bill in the next Session unless their petition has been presented within the time stipulated for the deposit of petitions in the present session or deposited pursuant to Private Business Standing Order 109(b);
  3. (iii) Private Business Standing Order 110 have effect as if the words "under Standing Order 109" were omitted.— (The Chairman of Commitees.)

On Question, Motion agreed to; and a message was ordered to be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.