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Chevening Estate Bill Lords

Volume 114: debated on Thursday 23 April 1987

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Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 90 ( Second Reading Committees), That the Bill be now read a Second time.

Question agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a Second time.


That the Bill be committed to a Select Committee of seven Members, four to he nominated by the House and three by the Committee of Selection.


That there shall stand referred to the Select Committee—
  • (a) any Petition against the Bill presented by being deposited in the Private Bill Office at any time not later than the seventh day after this day, and
  • (b) any Petition which has been presented by being deposited in the Private Bill Office and in which the Petitioners complain of any amendment as proposed in the filled-up Bill or of any matter which has arisen during the progress of the Bill before the said Committee,
  • being a Petition in which the Petitioners pray to he heard by themselves, their Counsel or Agents.


    That if no such Petition as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) above is presented, or if all such petitions are withdrawn before the meeting of the Committee, the order for the committal of the Bill to a Select Committee shall be discharged and the Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.


    That any Petitioner whose Petition stands referred to the Select Committee shall, subject to the Rules and Orders of the House and to the Prayer of his Petition, he entitled to be heard by himself, his Counsel or Agents upon his Petition provided that it is prepared and signed in conformity with the Rules and Orders of the House, and the Member in charge of the Bill shall be entitled to be heard by his Counsel or Agents in favour of the Bill against that Petition.


    That the Committee have power to report from day to day the Minutes of the Evidence taken before it.


    That three be the Quorum of the Committee.— [Mr. Durant.]