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Owners and occupiers, Estimates, and copies of the sub- Plans, &c. to be scription Contracts, required by the Standing Orders of the House, be lodged in the Private Bill Office, and that the receipt thereof be acknowedged accordingly by one and receipt inof the Clerks in the said office, upon the said Documents, ar and upon the Petition, before it is presented.
That all notices required to be given in the Private Time for delivers Bill Office, be delivered in the said Office before six o'clock ing Notices. in the evening · That every Private Bill, after it has been read the first Custody of the time, its Title copied and examined for the votes, be in the custody of the clerks of the Private Bill Office, until laid upon the table for the second reading, and when committed, be taken by the proper Committee clerk into his charge, until reported.
That after each Private Bill has been read the first time, Examination its name (or short title), shall be copied by the Clerks of the Private Bill Office, from the Clerk's Minute Book of the day, into a separate book, to be called the EXAMINATION Book, wherein shall be noted the number of such bill according to the priority of its being read, and the date of such first reading.
That between the first and second readings, every such Examination of bill shall, according to its priority, be examined, with all practicable dispatch, by the clerks of the Private Bill Office, as to its conformity with the Rules and Standing Orders of the House, and the breviate thereof be compared with such bill; and the Examining Clerk shall, at the foot of such breviate, state, “that the bill is [or, is not] prepared in due form;"—and if not in due form, he shall specify the fólio in which any irregularity occurs; and shall, moreover, in all cases, sign and date the breviate of such bill, with the date of such Examination, and shall also enter the like date, together with his own name, in the Examination Book.
Bill and Breviate.
ining Clerk with the Bill.
Notico of meeting.
Duties of Exam- That the points to which the duty of the Examination
Clerk shall extend, be the following, viz:- That the title and provisions of the bill are comprehended within the allegations of the petition, and within the order of leave; and that bills for confirming Letters Patent have a copy
of the Letters Patent annexed. With the Brevi- That the Examining Clerk do, moreover, compare the
breviate with the bill, and see that the subject matter of each clause or set of clauses is sufficiently pointed out. The form of the breviate to be such as the Speaker shall
from time to time direct. Notice of meet- Thạt ten clear days notice be given to the clerks in the
Private Bill Office of the meeting of any sub-committee
on a petition for a Private Bill. Notice of second That notice in writing of the day proposed for the
second reading of every Private Bill be given, by the agent soliciting the bill, to the clerks in the Private Bill Office, three clear days before the day for such second reading. .
That notice of the day and hour on which the committee on the bill is appointed to sit, be given in writing three clear days beforehand, by the agent soliciting the bill to the clerks in the Private Bill Office, and that all committees' proceedings of which such notice shall not have been giv
en, be void. Filled up bill to That a filled up bill, signed by the agent for the bill, Private Bill of as proposed to be submitted to the committee, be deposi
ted in the Private Bill Office, at the time of giving notice of the meeting of the committee on the bill ; and that all. parties shall be entitled to a copy thereof, upon payment of the charges for making out amendments of such bill.
That no postponement of the first meeting of any comfirst meeting of mittee on a Private Bill, or petition for a Private Bill,
shall take place, unless notice be given in the Private Bill Office one clear day before the time fixed for such meeting.
Committee on the Bill.
Filled up bill to be deposited in
Committee on the Bill.
in Committee, to
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That a note in writing of the day and hour to which each Note of adjourne Committee is adjourned, be given by the Committee Clerk to the Clerks in the Private Bill Office. * That the Clerks in the Private Bill Office do prepare List of Commitdaily, lists of all Private Bills, and Petitions for Private Bills, upon which any Committee is appointed to sit, specifying the hour of meeting, and the room where the Committee shall sit; and that the same be hung up in the Lobby of the House.
That the Committee Clerk, after the Report is made Bill, as amended out, do deliver into the Private Bill Office, a printed copy be delivered in. of the bill, with the written amendments made in the Committee, in which bill all the clauses added by the Committee shall be regularly marked in those parts of the Bill wherein they are to be inserted.
That notice in writing of the day on which the Bill is to Notice of Report be reported be given by the Agent soliciting the Bill to tion. the Clerks in the Private Bill Office, at least one clear day before the day of the report: And in all cases where reports on Bills are ordered to lie on the table, notice in writing of the day on which such report is intended to be taken into consideration be given to the Clerks in the Private Bill Office, at least one clear day beforehand. That the amendments (if any) which are made upon Amendments on
y one Reportaaltoon the report, and upon the third reading, be entered by one Third Reading. of the Clerks in the Private Bill Office upon the printed copy of the Bill as amended by the Committee, which Clerk shall sign the said copy so amended, in order to its being deposited and preserved in the said Office.
That to insure the accuracy of the Ingrossments of all Examination of Private Bills, the Clerk of the House be required to provide a sufficient number of Clerks, to be called Examiners of Ingrossments.
That notice in writing of the day proposed for the third Notice of Third reading of every Private Bill, be given by the Agent soli
citing the bill, to the Clerks in the Private Bill Office, one clear day before such third reading.
That no bill be read a third time, until a certificate is indorsed upon the paper bill and signed by one or more of the said Examiners of Ingrossments, declaring that the Ingrossment thereof has been examined, and agrees with the bill as amended by the Committee, and on the report.
It has been before mentioned, that no private Bill will be read a second time in either House, until the fees payable upon the same have been liquidated. The fees upon a Private Bill, in the House of Lords, although the rate of fees in some respects is higher, are much less in their total amount than those payable upon the same bill in the House of Commons*. The fees in the House of Lords, were first established by a table in the year 1725, which was revised and amended in the year 1824, and is now as follows:
On a Petition for leave to bring in a Prirate Bill. For every Order made previous or subsequeut to such leave being given :
a If on Petition, ............0 4 6 swearing a Witness....... To the reading Clerk on
The like to the Yeoman Usher,. 0 1 0 every Petition,............3
'To the Clerk Assistant for a To the Clerk Assistant for
Certificate of Witnesses, Yo 6 8 swearing every person in
being sworn,....... order to be paturalized .... 0 13 4 To the Clerk of the Journals,... 0 3 10
On a Private Bill.
£ s dl
for docquetting the maps re-l To the Clerk of the Parliaments 5 0 0 quired by the Standing OrTo the Gentleman Usher of the
ders,...................... Black Rod................
* 5 0 Oto the Clerk at the Table for o 10 6 To the Clerk Assistant,..... 0 01 laying prints on the Table..S To the Yeoman Usher,.........1 0 0 To the Doorkeepers 5s. each... 2 0 0 To the Reading Clerk,........ 200l
* See a valuable report of a Select Committee of the Lords, on the subject of Fecs, on the 12th July, 1827.
Every Bill for the particular interest or benefit of any persons, whether the same be brought in upon Petition, Motion, Report, or from a Committee, or from the
Commons, ought to pay fees as a Private Bill. Every such Bill which concerns a County or Counties, Corporation or Corpo
rations, or Body or Bodies of People, ought to pay fees as a DogBLE BILL. Every enacting clause for a particular loterest or Benefit, shall be deemed a Pri
VATE ENACTING CLAUSE, and shall pay fees as for a Private Bill, whether the
Bill in which such clause is inserted be Public or Private. Every such Enacting Clause which concerns a County or Counties, Corporation
or Corporations, or Body or Bodies of People, shall pay fees as a DOUBLE BILL. Fees shall be paid for EVERY DISTINCT PROVIStox, made in any Bill, for the par
ticular interest of any Person or Persons, County or Counties, Corporation or Corporations, or Body or Bodies of People, or relating to a distinct interest, Estate or Matters, PROVIDED that in Bills containing distinct provisions for more than three bodies of people, no more than a single fee shall be paid for each body. £s di
£ . d To the Clerk Assistant for en-)
To the Copying Clerk,........ 011 0 tering the names of the
To the Clerk attending the Lords' Committee, and giv.} 0 10 0 ] Committee........
ne 20 ing a copy thereof, if desir-1 ed.
To the Assistant Clerk to the Clerk of Committees : For making out amendments
On opposition, by Petition, ? 1 1 0 to an Estate bill,.........
to Bill,..... To any other kind of bill,..... 1 1 0 1 Papers copied for select comOn maps and proofs required)
mittees and charged to the by the Standing Orders, 0 10 6
Treasury, and copies of and produced before the
0 0 6
papers relating to Private Committee...............
Committees for private For making out Special Re-?
parties, per folio,.... port on Private Bill,......
£ :d To the Yeoman Usher,.........
..1 0 0 To the Doorkeepers,....
....... 2 0 0 For the Ingrossing a Private Bill (between the Clerk of
the Parliaments and the Clerk Assistant): For the first skin,
............ 0 13 4 For every other skin...
........ 0 10 0 (Every skin to contain at least forty lines.) To the Clerk of the Parliaments for certifying a Private
Bill upon a Writ of Certiorari out of the Chancery, or any other matter of Record, concerning a private person, into that Court: For the first skin,.....
.......1 6 8
.......... 0 13 4
..........0 6 8
reading the same in the House, ............... To the Doorkeepers,...........................
0 15 4 Resides the above there are fees paid in the House of Lords for Appeals, Writs of Error, and other matters of Judicature, for which see Standing Orders.
The Fees in the House of Commons upon Private Bills and other matters are regulated by two tables-one adop