Standing Orders of the House of Commons - Private Business 2000

Arrangement of Clauses (Contents)

STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE


  103.There shall be a committee, to be designated "The Standing Orders Committee," consisting of the Chairman of Ways and Means (who, when present, shall be ex-officio chairman of the committee), the Deputy Chairmen of Ways and Means, and eight members nominated by the Committee of Selection at the commencement of every session; three shall be a quorum, and the committee shall have the assistance of the Counsel to Mr Speaker. Appointment of Standing Orders Committee.
(HL 84, 85)
  
  104.—(1)  All reports from the Examiner in which he has reported that the standing orders have not been complied with shall be referred to the Standing Orders Committee; and that committee shall report to the House whether such standing orders ought or ought not to be dispensed with, and whether in its opinion the parties should be permitted to proceed with their bill, or any portion thereof, and upon what terms and conditions, if any. Reference to Standing Orders Committee of reports from Examiner of non-compliance with standing orders, etc.
(HL 87)
  
  (2)  All special reports from the Examiner as to the construction of a standing order shall be referred to the Standing Orders Committee, and that committee shall determine, according to its construction of the standing order, and on the facts stated in such report, whether the standing orders have or have not been complied with, and it shall then either report to the House, that the standing orders have been complied with, or, as the case may be, shall proceed to consider the question of dispensing with the standing orders, and report to the House as provided in the preceding paragraph of this Order.
  
  105.Every petition praying that any of the standing orders of the House relating to private bills be dispensed with, and all petitions opposing any such petition, shall stand referred to the Standing Orders Committee, and that committee shall report to the House whether any such order ought or ought not to be dispensed with, and, if dispensed with, upon what terms and conditions, if any. Reference to Standing Orders Committee of petitions for dispensing with standing orders.
  
  106.Every petition for the reinsertion in the General List of Petitions of a petition for a private bill, and all petitions opposing any such petition, shall stand referred to the Standing Orders Committee, and that committee shall report to the House whether the petition for the bill ought or ought not to be so reinserted and, if reinserted, upon what terms and conditions, if any. Reference to Standing Orders Committee of petitions for reinsertion of petitions in General List.
  
  107.When any clause or amendment proposed on the consideration of any private bill ordered to lie upon the table stands referred to the Standing Orders Committee, it shall report to the House whether or not the clause or amendment is such as may properly be adopted by the House or whether the bill should be recommitted. Duties of Standing Orders Committee in reference to proposed amendments on consideration.
  
  107A.—(1) The following parties may be heard before the Standing Orders Committee if the committee thinks fit— Hearing of parties by Standing Orders Committee.
  
      (i) On consideration of a report from the Examiner that the standing orders have not been complied with or a special report from the Examiner in respect of a private bill or a petition for a private bill or for additional provision in a private bill—

           (a) the promoters of the bill,

           (b) any memorialist who has appeared before the Examiner.

      (ii) On consideration of a petition praying that any of the standing orders of the House may be dispensed with or of a petition for the reinsertion of a petition for a private bill in the General List of such petitions—

           (a) the petitioner,

           (b) any parties who have presented petitions in opposition to the petition.
  
  (2) Any party who is allowed to be heard in virtue of the foregoing paragraph shall be entitled to be represented by his agent.
  
  108. [Repealed 30th July 1952]




 
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