rose to move, That this House do concur with the orders made by the Commons set out in their Message of Wednesday 6th August last.
The Message read as follows:
Message from the Commons that they have made the following Orders to which they desire the concurrence of this House:—
That the Promoters of the Felixstowe Dock and Railway (No. 2) Bill shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with the Bill, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament, provided that the Agents for the Bill give notice to the Clerks in the Private Bill Office not later than Five o'clock on the day before the close of the present Session of their intention to suspend further proceedings and that all Fees due on the Bill up to that date be paid;
That on the fifth day on which the House sits in the next Session the Bill shall he presented to the House;
That there shall be deposited with the Bill a Declaration signed by the Agents for the Bill stating that the Bill is the same, in every respect, as the Bill at the last stage of its proceedings in the House in the present Session;
That the Bill shall be laid upon the Table of the House by one of the Clerks in the Private Bill Office on the next meeting of the House after the day on which the Bill has been presented and, when so laid, shall be read the first and second time (and shall be recorded in the Journal of this House as having been so read) and, having been amended by the Committee in the present Session, shall be ordered to lie upon the Table;
That no further Fees shall be charged in respect of any proceedings on the Bill in respect of which Fees have already been incurred during the present Session;
That these Orders be Standing Orders of the House.
The noble Lord said: My Lords, in moving this Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper I think that it would be to the convenience of the House if I were to speak also to the three following Motions, which are all in similar form. They are procedural Motions relating to four private Bills. All of them started this Session in another place and have not yet completed their progress there. This Motion, if your Lordships agree to it, will enable the promoters to continue with their Bills into the new Session, this being a normal arrangement in the case of Private Bills. It has been no fault of the promoters that they have been held up, and I hope therefore that your Lordships will agree. I beg to move the first Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.
Moved, That this House do concur with the orders made by the Commons set out in their Message of Wednesday 6th August last.—( Lord Aberdare.)
My Lords, I think that the House will agree that it would be inappropriate if these authorities suffered further inconvenience because of the shambles of the Government's parliamentary programme.On Question, Motion agreed to: and a Message ordered to be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.