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Standing Orders (Private Bills)

Volume 41: debated on Tuesday 10 August 1920

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My Lords, I can explain these alterations of the Standing Orders in three sentences. They cover three points only—first, a point that has arisen under our Private Bill Legislation as regards Bills coming from Scotland, which renders it necessary that I should make certain amendments; secondly, further points that have arisen through the creation of the Ministry of Transport; and, thirdly, No. 33 (4A) is an alteration involved by a Motion passed by the House at the instigation of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, which makes this one single alteration in the Standing Orders necessary, so that the decision should be carried out in the Standing Orders. Unless your Lordships wish me to explain the matter further I will content myself by moving that these Amendments of the Standing Orders be agreed to.

Moved, That the Standing .Orders relative to Private Bills be amended as follows:

15. Leave out "and lessee" and insert "lessee and occupier."

16. After the second "lessees" insert and "occupiers."

25B.Leave out "Board of Trade" and insert "Ministry of Transport."

26A, 30, 33 (6), 33 (12) (twice). Leave out "Board" and insert "Ministry."

33 (3). Leave out. "Ireland at the Irish Office" and insert "Scotland or Ireland at the office of the Secretary for Scotland or the Irish Office, as the case may be."

33 (4A). Leave out "water" and leave out "or to the generation or supply of electricity."

33 (4B). After "electricity" insert "at the office of the Ministry of Transport and."

36 (A). Leave out "Local Government Board" and insert "Ministry of Health."

61. After "Ireland" insert "and in the office of the sheriff clerk of every county in Scotland in which such alteration is proposed to be made and where any county in Scotland for sheriff-court purposes is divided into districts, then also in the office of the principal sheriff clerk in and for each district in which such alteration is proposed to be made" and after "London" insert "Edinburgh."

62, 64, 66. After "London" insert "Edinburgh."

106. Leave out from the second "the" in line 1 to "Promoters" in line 2 and insert "generation or supply of electricity," and leave out "Board of Trade and also" and insert "Ministry of Transport and, in the case of any Bill relating to the generation of electricity for supply to persons or bodies other than the promoters."

123A. Leave out "Board of Trade" and insert "Ministry of Transport,"— (The Chairman of Committees.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.